Gandharan Schist Stone Head of a Bodhisattva

5396. Gandharan Schist Stone Head of a Bodhisattva

Circa 2nd to 4th Century AD

Modeled in the traditional Graeco-Buddhist style with full voluminous face, fine almond eyes sensitive mouth and elaborate hairdo atop head drawn into a bun. Size 6-3/4 inches L. + custom mount. Sheered off, missing back and abraded. Excellent signs of authenticity and quality.

Ex Collection of Will Barnet, (b. 1911) an American artist known for his paintings, watercolors, drawings, and prints depicting casual scenes of daily life and in transcendent dreamlike worlds. A longtime resident of the National Arts Club, Barnet died in New York City on November 13, 2012, at the age of 101.


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