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Fine Gandharan Terracotta Head of a Prince

$595.00
Central Asia, Pakistan and Afghanistan, Gandharan Empire, ca. 200 BCE to 400 CE. A mold-formed terracotta head of a prince, modeled in the traditional Graeco-Buddhist tradition with a full face, fine almond eyes beneath heavy brows, a naturalistic nose, and a sensitive mouth with indented corners. Thick striations denote the drawn-back coiffure, and the neck line is pierced for suspension. Custom wooden display stand included. Size: 2.875" W x 3.5" H (7.3 cm x 8.9 cm); 5.4" H (13.7 cm) on included custom stand.

Condition: This is a fragment of a larger figure. Minor chips to face and peripheries, with light softening to finer details, and light encrustations. Nice earthen deposits throughout.

Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection

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