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A finely carved Gandhara seated stucco figure of Sakyamuni Buddha. 4th century AD

The finely carved figure naturalistically depicted with aristocratic Hellenistic features, prominent forehead, angular nose and serene expression, the robes neatly gathered around the chest, stand (restoration to neck and halo). 56.3cm (22in) high. Estimate: £7,000 - 9,000

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Bonhams New Bond Street. Fine Chinese Art, 5 Nov 2007 - www.bonhams.com