Lot 656

ANCIENNE REGION DU GANDHARA, IIe - IVe siècle

Important bas-relief en schiste sculpté

Représentant Le départ du Prince Siddhartha Gautama. Quittant sa ville natale de Kapilavastu chevauchant son cheval blanc Kanthaka dont les sabots sont soutenus par des Yakshas afin d'éviter le bruit. Devant lui le démon tentateur Mara avec une femme souvent décrite comme pouvant être sa propre fille. A l'arrière de Siddharta se tient Vajrapani barbu et aux cheveux bouclés soutenant un parasol au dessus du prince. Sculpture raffinée et de grande qualité.

Dépôts calcaires. Une fissure dans l'angle haut droit.

Hauteur : 71 cm
Largeur : 83 cm
Profondeur : 10 cm

Pour un bas-relief similaire mais de taille bien moins importante, voir les collections du Victoria & Albert Museum, numéro d'inventaire IM. 30-1935 (image reproduite ci-contre)

ANCIENT GANDHARA REGION, IInd century. Grey schist relief panel depicting Prince Siddhartha departing from his father's city. He rides his great white horse, Kanthaka, whose hooves are held above the ground by yakshas to avoid making any sound. Before him stands a male figure who may be the tempter Mara, holding what appears to be a bow, with one of his daughters wearing an elaborate headdress topped with what may be feathers. Behind Siddhartha stands the bearded and curly-haired figure of Vajrapani, holding a large umbrella.

H: 71.0 x L: 83.0 x P: 10.0 cm

Estimate : 30 000 € - 40 000 €

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ANCIENNE REGION DU GANDHARA, IIe - IVe siècle

Important bas-relief en schiste sculpté

Représentant Le départ du Prince Siddhartha Gautama. Quittant sa ville natale de Kapilavastu chevauchant son cheval blanc Kanthaka dont les sabots sont soutenus par des Yakshas afin d'éviter le bruit. Devant lui le démon tentateur Mara avec une femme souvent décrite comme pouvant être sa propre fille. A l'arrière de Siddharta se tient Vajrapani barbu et aux cheveux bouclés soutenant un parasol au dessus du prince. Sculpture raffinée et de grande qualité.

Dépôts calcaires. Une fissure dans l'angle haut droit.

Hauteur : 71 cm
Largeur : 83 cm
Profondeur : 10 cm

Pour un bas-relief similaire mais de taille bien moins importante, voir les collections du Victoria & Albert Museum, numéro d'inventaire IM. 30-1935 (image reproduite ci-contre)

ANCIENT GANDHARA REGION, IInd century. Grey schist relief panel depicting Prince Siddhartha departing from his father's city. He rides his great white horse, Kanthaka, whose hooves are held above the ground by yakshas to avoid making any sound. Before him stands a male figure who may be the tempter Mara, holding what appears to be a bow, with one of his daughters wearing an elaborate headdress topped with what may be feathers. Behind Siddhartha stands the bearded and curly-haired figure of Vajrapani, holding a large umbrella.

H: 71.0 x L: 83.0 x P: 10.0 cm

Estimate : 30 000 € - 40 000 €


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