Gandharan Procession Scene with Garland Bearers

£695.00

This beautiful grey schist Gandharan relief depicts nude garland bearers. The fine carving is slightly curved in nature, perhaps on account of its location on a building or curved monument. The relief features a canopy with carefully carved boxes along the overhanging border. The main scene shows a procession with four garland bearers, and the garlands are detailed, with flowers at their centre. Beneath the feet of the procession is a second lipped border with careful gradation of heights.

The measurements include the custom-made stand, which is included in the price. Measurements without the stand: L 23.5cm, H 9.5cm, W 5.5cm.

Date: Circa 2nd Century AD
Condition: Good condition, some damages to the lower pedestal.

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Product Code: EH-158
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This type of frieze was popular in many regions, and seems to have been a significant decorative motif. As much of Gandharan art focuses on the Buddha, it is likely that this frieze came from a wider scene, which depicted the religious leader.

Weight 4250 g
Dimensions L 26.9 x W 10.8 x H 20 cm
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