Lot 32

Buddha Maitreya, sitting in meditation on a quadrangular base dressed in a monastic robe with Hellenistic drape, his head with curly hair organised in long curls held in a bun at the top of the skull symbolising the cranial protuberance uhsnisha, his face expressing serenity. Grey shale stone. Greco-Buddhist art of Gandhara. Afghanistan. 1 st to 3 rd century. HT 21cm x 14cm. Breaks and misses. Provenance old collection Mr R. France 1970.