GRAY SCHIST CARVED GANDHARA EMACIATED (STARVING) BUDDHA • SHAKYAMUNI • 2nd C.

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Seller: sumunder (1,573) 100%, Location: East Greenwich, Rhode Island, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 264299349517 6” GRAY SCHIST (GANDHARA STONE), PROBABLY 1st- 3rd CENTURY A.D., POSSIBLY EARLIER, STATUE OF THE ASCETIC, EMACIATED (STARVING) BUDDHA (SHAKYAMUNI) SITTING ON KUSHA GRASS. AFTER ACHIEVING ENLIGHTENMENT AT BODHGAYA THE BUDDHA FASTED FOR FORTY-NINE DAYS IN A DEMONSTRATION OF RENUNCIATION OF WORLDLY REQUIREMENTS AND THE CONTROL HE HAD OVER HIS PHYSICAL BODY. NOTE THE WESTERN FEATURES OF HIS FACE, TYPICAL OF EARLY GANDHARAN REPRESENTATIONS OF THE BUDDHA AND A VESTIGE OF THE GREEK INFLUENCE ON EARLY BUDDHIST ART FROM THE TIME THAT ALEXANDER THE GREAT CONQUERED THE AREA. THIS WOULD HAVE PRESUMABLY BEEN PLACED IN A SMALL STUPA IN A TEMPLE. PROVENANCE: SKINNER, INC. SALE OF THE COLLECTION OF RICHARD MAXSON WITH ADDITIONS. JUNE, 1989. UNCATALOGUED LOT. ORIGINAL STICKER IS LOOSE AND HAS BEEN TAPED ON. SHIPPED USPS PRIORITY MAIL WITH TRACKING AND INSURANCE WITHIN THE U.S. lNTERNATIONAL SHIPPING WILL BE CALCULATED. PLEASE CHECK MY OTHER LISTINGS WHICH I ADD TO SEVERAL TIMES A WEEK. THANK YOU! Condition: SEE PHOTOS, Material: GRAY SCHIST (GANDHARA STONE), Provenance: SKINNER, INC. SALE JUNE, 1989

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