Gandhara Stone Relief, Seated Youth

Gandhara Stone Relief, Seated Youth
Gandhara, 2nd/3rd century AD

Nice stone relief fragment showing a seated youth with elaborate hairdo and well-shaped features.
The boy is looking upwards, his upper body leaning back a bit. The outstretched right arm is placed on the leg which rests on the ground, the other arm embraces the raised left knee.
The canonical stance is known from Greek mythological figures like Eros or Atlas, who are often shown squatting on lower registers of Gandhara votive stupas.

Size: H. 8.2 cm, H. with stand 10.1 cm
Material: Blue schist
Culture: Gandhara, 2nd/3rd century AD
Condition: Fragmentary, fine carving. The upright leg and the resting arm partially missing.

Provenance: Swiss private collection E.U., collected between 1950 and 1970. Comes with signed statement.
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Worldwide shipping with registered priority mail. No export permit needed to ship from Switzerland.

Import taxes for buyers in the countries of the European Union – reduced customs duties of 5% in the United Kingdom – no fees in the United States and in Switzerland.
Italia: Importazione soggetta all’IVA – sdoganamento molto lento – consegna postale lentissima.

Lot details
Relief, Seated Youth
Century/ Timeframe
Gandhara, 2nd/3rd century AD
Fragmentary, fine carving
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