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Relief of the meditating Buddha

3-4th Century

Ancient Gandhara region

schist

L 43 x H31cm

Finely carved relief with the meditating Buddha seated in dhyanasana on his throne, with his hands in dhyanamudra resting in his lap, he is clad in a sanghati drapped over his both shoulders with his folds forming large concentric curves. The Buddha is slightly bending forward with his head. Two attendants are symmetrically kneeling in devotion at both sides of the Buddha, the two hands in anjali mudra, wearing a turban, earrings and necklace. A each side of the relief the remains of a stylised Greek column in Doric style are still visible.

Private collection Belgium

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