(Sale 0019)Lot 7Lot Closed
MAGNIFICENT STONE STELE OF GAUTAM BUDDHADimension: 23. 2 x 12.4 in
NORTH-INDIA, C. 8th Century,
Seated on a throne in ‘dhyanasana’ with his hands in ‘dharmachakra’ mudra, his face with serene benevolent expression, round shaped mouth with outlined lips, heavily lidded almond shaped and partially open eyes, and wearing a dhoti and a fine dupatta, with hair arranged in spiked coils surmounted by a bud shaped lotus, with a four layered circular nimbus with scrolling flower pattern and flanked by two apsaras holding fly whiskers, and the back of the throne in the shape of circular surya nimbus is adorned with two lions on either side and two deers below them, the rectangular throne is flanked by worshippers and animals towards a auspicious ‘kalash’.
THE ESTATE OF THE MAHARAJA OF BURDWAN
Registered Antiquity. Non-Exportable