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Asia Week New York 2014:
JonathanTucker-Antonia Tozer
Asian Art

Standing Schist Bodhisattva
Northwest Pakistan
2nd-3rd century AD
H. 71 cms, 28 ins

An exceptional grey schist figure of a Bodhisattva, his face moustached and handsome, his long hair spilling over his shoulders and gathered beneath an elaborate turban, wearing intricate and extensive jewellery and a lower garment supported by a twisted cord around the waist, with a long scarf wrapped around and under the left arm.

This figure is dressed in the attire and adornments of Kushan royalty. For a group of similar Bodhisattvas, please see nos. 105-109 in Isao Kurita, 2003.

Provenance: Private English collection