ANCIENT GANDHARAN SCHIST STONE SCULPTURE OF A FEMALE DEITY, circa 200 AD

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ANCIENT GANDHARAN SCHIST STONE SCULPTURE OF A FEMALE DEITY, circa 200 AD
ANCIENT GANDHARAN SCHIST STONE SCULPTURE OF A FEMALE DEITY, circa 200 AD
ANCIENT GANDHARAN SCHIST STONE SCULPTURE OF A FEMALE DEITY, circa 200 AD
ANCIENT GANDHARAN SCHIST STONE SCULPTURE OF A FEMALE DEITY, circa 200 AD
ANCIENT GANDHARAN SCHIST STONE SCULPTURE OF A FEMALE DEITY, circa 200 AD
ANCIENT GANDHARAN SCHIST STONE SCULPTURE OF A FEMALE DEITY, circa 200 AD
ANCIENT GANDHARAN SCHIST STONE SCULPTURE OF A FEMALE DEITY, circa 200 AD

ANCIENT GANDHARAN SCHIST STONE SCULPTURE OF A FEMALE DEITY, circa 200 AD
ANCIENT GANDHARAN SCHIST STONE SCULPTURE OF A FEMALE DEITY, circa 200 AD. This is a magnificent original ANCIENT GANDHARAN SCHIST STONE SCULPTURE. OF A FEMALE DEITY. Made in Gandhara, in what is now Pakistan and Afghanistan, this sculpture reflects the international style that was present in this ancient kingdom. Gandhara was located along the Silk Road, the primary mercantile route that connected the East to the West. Buddhist images from this region were influenced by Greco-Roman examples. It measures 10 ½ high, 5 ¼ wide, 3 deep and is in good original ancient condition, there is a loss to the figures face. It is mounted to a wooden base for a total height of 12 ½ (there is wear and weathering to the base). PROVENANCE: A Southern California Estate, originally acquired prior to 1970. The origins of Greco-Buddhist art are to be found in the Hellenistic Greco-Bactrian kingdom (250 BC- 130 BC), located in todays Afghanistan, from which Hellenistic culture radiated into the Indian subcontinent with the establishment of the Indo-Greek kingdom (180 BC-10 BC). Under the Indo-Greeks and then the Kushans, the interaction of Greek and Buddhist culture flourished in the area of Gandhara, in todays northern Pakistan, before spreading further into India, influencing the art of Mathura, and then the Hindu art of the Gupta empire, which was to extend to the rest of South-East Asia. The influence of Greco-Buddhist art also spread northward towards Central Asia, strongly affecting the art of the Tarim Basin, and ultimately the arts of China, Korea, and Japan. The item “ANCIENT GANDHARAN SCHIST STONE SCULPTURE OF A FEMALE DEITY, circa 200 AD” is in sale since Friday, September 11, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Antiquities\Far Eastern”. The seller is “skf-fineart” and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia.
  • Age: 200 AD
  • Material: Schist stone
  • Region of Origin: Gandhara

ANCIENT GANDHARAN SCHIST STONE SCULPTURE OF A FEMALE DEITY, circa 200 AD