GALLERY 47:


ORIENTAL, INDUS, GANDHARAN AND EARLY INDIAN ART

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4749. A FINE INDUS VALLEY BRONZE COMBINATION CLOAK PIN AND MIRROR, ca. 1st millennium BC. The pin with large oval head with repousse designs including two birds at top, palms at sides and floral rosettes. 4 x 14.25 inches. An exceptional example. Very rare.



4750. A FINE INDUS VALLEY BRONZE COMBINATION CLOAK PIN AND MIRROR, ca. 1st millennium BC. The pin with large oval head with repousse design with floral rosette within band of dots. 3.75 x 12 inches. Excellent example. Very rare.



4751. A FINE INDUS VALLEY BRONZE COMBINATION CLOAK PIN AND MIRROR, ca. 1st millennium BC. The mirror with large polished circular face with heavy long pin handle with perforated knobs at top for attachments. 5.2 x 12.5 inches. Excellent example. Very rare.



4752. AN INDUS VALLEY BRONZE COMBINATION CLOAK PIN AND MIRROR, ca. 1st millennium BC. The mirror with polished circular face with long pin handle. 3.25 x 11 inches. Nice example. Very rare.



4755. A LARGE KUSHAN STONE DUCK PANEL, ca. 2nd century AD. The red sandstone frieze with a procession of seven deeply carved waterfowl. 5.5 x 8.5 x 32 inches. On custom stand.



4756. A LARGE GANDHARAN SHIST HERCULES, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The stone plaque of Hercules reclining holding a wreath, partial figure of attendant to l. 3.5 x 11.5 x 20.5 inches.



4757. A LARGE GANDHARAN STONE RELIEF BUDDHA, ca. 2nd 3rd century AD. The Buddha seated crosslegged in meditation flanked by attendants. Carved in gray shist. 2 x 13.5 x 16 inches. Excellent condition other than small hole which can be easily plugged.



4758. A LARGE AND FINE GANDHARAN STUCCO BUDDHA, ca. 2nd-3th century AD. The Buddha seated in meditation with legs crossed and hands clasped in his lap. Especially fine and large example of wonderful style with great serenity. 11 x 16.25 inches. Intact. See eg. Sotheby's March '97, lot 45 for a very similar example only slightly larger which sold for $65,750. On custom stand. Very rare.



4759. A GANDHARAN SHIST STELE, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The stele in the form of a temple with a scene from the life of Buddha who is standing surrounded by seven other figures within the main temple alcove. He is also shown seated in meditation in the frieze above surrounded by four supplicants, two of whom give offerings while the others bow in supplication. 2.25 x 9.75 x 11.5 inches. Excellent nearly complete piece with detailed carving and only a small side of the frieze missing. Considerably better than photo.



4760. A GANDHARAN SHIST WINGED DIETY, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The carved stone figural group with a mustached winged diety seated with semi-nude female attendant to the left. 6.5 x 7 inches. A choice complete piece with wonderful detailed carving in excellent condition. Free standing.



4761. A GANDHARAN SHIST STANDING BUDDHA, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The finely carved stone Buddha with right hand raised, the left holding an uncertain attribute. 2.5 x 6.5 inches. Excellent piece with detailed carving. Neat repair at ankles visible mostly from behind. Free standing.



4762. A GANDHARAN SHIST SEATED GODDESS, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The carved stone Goddess seated on her throne with halo behind, her raised right hand holding a globe. 2.5 x 5.5 x 10.5 inches. Excellent complete piece with detailed carving and only minor chips.



4763. A FINE GANDHARAN SHIST HEAD OF THE BUDDHA, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The carved stone head with beautiful serene expression. 3.5 x 4 x 6.5 inches. Abrasion to right cheek. Superb carving.



4764. A GANDHARAN SHIST HEAD OF THE BUDDHA, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The carved stone head with fine serene expression. 1.75 x 2.5 x 4 inches. Some abrasion and light deposits. Excellent.



4765. A GANDHARAN SHIST TORSO OF A PRINCE, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The carved stone figure turned toward the right wearing robes and royal headress. 2 x 3.5 x 8 inches. Excellent carving better than image shows.



4766. A FINE GANDHARAN SHIST FIGURE, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The carved stone male figure carrying a pouch slung across his belly. 2.5 x 5.5 x 7.5 inches. Superb carving with wonderful animated pose.



4767. A GANDHARAN SHIST BUDDHA, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The carved stone Buddha missing the head but nicely carved with long flowing robes. 2 x 3.75 inches. Free standing.



4768. A GANDHARAN SHIST FIGURAL GROUP, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The carved stone group with an old bearded ascetic turned to the right with a youth behind him flanked by palm trees, perhaps repesenting youth and old age. 2.5 x 5 x 10 inches. Repair. A wonderful sensitively carved piece with great rendering of the expressions of the faces.



4769. A FINE GANDHARAN SHIST OFFERING PALETTE, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The shallow carved stone vessel with five compartments surrounded by vines, the underside carved with a fine woven pattern. 1 x 5.5 inches. An excellent example and rare.



4770. A GANDHARAN SHIST LOTUS STAND, ca. 2nd-3rd century AD. The stand consisting of a pedestal with carved lotus base and a top with wide finely carved lotus stand. 4 x 5 inches. Rare.



4771. A JAIN MULTIFIGURAL STONE PANEL, ca. 6th-8th century AD. With two seated gods in alcoves with four nude male attendants between. 5 x 12 x 27 inches. Stands freely.



4772. A LARGE INDIAN STONE SHIVA, ca. 10th century AD. The figure of Shiva drinking from a bowl carved in red sandstone. 4.5 x 14 x 28.5 inches. On custom stand.



4773. A LARGE KUBARA STONE PLAQUE, ca. 1st millennium AD. With a corpulent seated god or king being served by a semi-nude maiden who pours him drink, remains of pigment (white color is removable deposit). 8 x 22 x 23 inches. On custom stand (which should be sanded and refinished to remove rust deposits).



4774. A LARGE INDIAN EROTIC STONE STELE, ca. 10th century AD. A nearly complete stele carved in dark gray stone with Shiva seated with erect lingam next to his semi-nude consort, Shiva's foot resting on Nandi bull below. 4 x 14 x 25 inches. Couple of lines on old expert repairs. Excellent carving and a nearly complete piece with rare erotic subject matter. Considerably better than image. On custom stand.



4775. A LARGE INDIAN STONE GODDESS PANEL, ca. 10th-11th century AD. With a multi-armed voluptuous breasted goddess seated on a demon she subdues and surrounded by attendants. 7 x 14.5 x 19.5 inches. A complete panel with only minor losses and excellent carving. On custom stand.



4776. A LARGE INDIAN STONE PANEL, ca. 10th century AD. Carved in beige sandstone with the semi-nude figures of a voluptuous goddess or princess attended by two young girls, a diety above. 3.5 x 14.5 x 23 inches. Free standing with care.



4659. A CHINESE NEOLITHIC VESSEL, Gansu Yangshao, ca. 2500 BC. The two handled pot with black circular net and zoomorphic motifs on the upper half, small loop handles low on the sides. 14 x 15 inches. Nice large example.



4660. A CHINESE NEOLITHIC VESSEL, Gansu Yangshao, ca. 2500 BC. The two handled pot with black wave and ladder designs on the upper half, small loop handles low on the sides. 12.5 x 13.5 inches. Nice large example.



4661. AN EXCEPTIONAL BURNISHED BLACK EARTHENWARE AMPHORA. Han Dynasty, 207 BC-220 AD. With broad flat handles extending upwards from the body, spirals in low relief on the body. 7.25 X 7.5 inches. This rare form was produced in West Sichuan province probably by non-Chinese peoples. See Sotheby's 9/95 for a similar example estimated at $10,000+. However this exceptional and well preserved example has hatch mark designs on the neck and triple interlocking circles on the handles which the more standard Sotheby's example did not.



4662. A WEI DYNASTY STONE CARVING, 220 265 AD. With a male devotee standing on a lotus within an alcove. 5.5 x 12.5 x 2 inches deep. Remains of pigment. Rare. Would profit from careful removal of caked soil.



4663. A WEI DYNASTY STONE CARVING, 220 265 AD. With a male devotee standing on a lotus within an alcove. 5.5 x 12.5 x 2 inches deep. Remains of pigment. Rare.



4664. A WEI DYNASTY STONE CARVING, 220 265 AD. With a female devotee standing on a lotus within an alcove. 5.5 x 12.5 x 2.75 inches deep. Remains of pigment. Rare.



4665. A WEI DYNASTY STONE CARVING, 220 265 AD. With a Buddhist saint wearing long robes seated on a lotus within an alcove. 5.5 x 12.5 x 2 inches deep. Remains of pigment. Rare.



4666. A CHINESE BRONZE MIRROR, ca. 8th-10th century. With molded design with animal and floral motifs and central cord loop in the form of a bull's head. 2.8 inches.



4667. A MING DYNASTY ROOF TILE GUARDIAN. 1368-1644. The yellow and green glazed fantastic leonine animal designed as protective roof ornament. 4.5 x 7.5 c 10.5 inches. Nice example still with cement inside base.



4668. A FINE MING DYNASTY TOMB FURNISHING CHEST. 1368-1644. The brown and green glazed chest designed as an offering for the deceased. 4.25 x 7 x 9 inches. Exceptionally large and nice example.



4669. A CHINESE CARVED OPAL SNUFF BOTTLE, ca. 1920's. Carved from large gem opal with bird and lotus. 158.0 carats. 1.8 x 1.9 inches. On carved rosewood base. Lid is also opal with small ivory spoon. More fire than shows in image. Comes with copy of appraisal giving value as $5000 from AAS Appraisal Lab.



4670. A CHINESE CARVED OPAL SNUFF BOTTLE, ca. 1920's. Carved from large gem opal with fish over waves and lotus bud. 90.0 carats. 0.85 x 2.1 inches. On carved rosewood base. Lid is also opal with small ivory spoon. More fire than shows in image. Comes with copy of appraisal giving value as $2000 from AAS Appraisal Lab.



4671. A CHINESE CARVED OPAL SNUFF BOTTLE, ca. 1920's. Carved from large gem opal with bird on flowering branch. 74.0 carats. 1.2 x 1.6 inches. On custom rosewood base with silver inlay. Lid is also opal with small ivory spoon. More fire than shows in image. Comes with copy of appraisal giving value as $7500 from AAS Appraisal Lab.



4672. A CHINESE CARVED OPAL SNUFF BOTTLE, ca. 1920's. Carved from large gem opal with duck and lotus. 87.5 carats. 1.2 x 1.75 inches. On carved rosewood base. Lid is also opal with small ivory spoon. More fire than shows in image. Comes with copy of appraisal giving value as $1850 from AAS Appraisal Lab.



4673. A CHINESE CARVED OPAL SNUFF BOTTLE, ca. 1920's. Carved from large gem opal with peacock on flowering branch. 148.5 carats. 1.5 x 1.75 inches. On custom rosewood base. Lid is also opal with small ivory spoon. More fire than shows in image. Comes with copy of appraisal giving value as $8000 from AAS Appraisal Lab.



4674. A CHINESE CARVED OPAL SNUFF BOTTLE, ca. 1920's. Carved from large gem opal with water fowl and lotus. 128.0 carats. 1.75 x 2 inches. On custom rosewood base with silver inlay. Lid is also opal with small ivory spoon. More fire than shows in image. Comes with copy of appraisal giving value as $2950 from AAS Appraisal Lab.



4675. A CHINESE CARVED OPAL SNUFF BOTTLE, ca. 1920's. Carved from large gem opal with rabbit. 92.5 carats. 1.5 x 1.8 inches. On carved rosewood base. Lid is also opal with small ivory spoon. Rare blue opal with more fire than shows in image. Comes with copy of appraisal giving value as $10,000 from AAS Appraisal Lab.



4676. A CHINESE CARVED OPAL FIGURE, ca. 1920's. Carved from very large gem opal with Chinese dancing maiden and lotus. 201.0 carats. 2 x 2.3 inches. On carved rosewood base. More fire than shows in image. Comes with copy of appraisal giving value as $10,000 from AAS Appraisal Lab.



4677. A QUALITY INDIAN IVORY GROUP, ca. early 20th century. With a central bare breasted maiden carrying water jug and lotus flanked by two does. The central figure 7.25 inches. Small chip to one lotus petal, otherwise excellent condition. On custom hardwood and ivory base. High quality carving.



4678. A QUALITY INDIAN IVORY FIGURE, ca. early 20th century. With a four-armed celestial female musician, a peacock at her feet. The figure 5 inches. Excellent condition. On custom hardwood base. High quality carving with fine detail.



4679. AN EXCEPTIONAL KUTANI VASE. Japan, ca. early 20th century. The vase very finely painted with an immortal seated on a lotus blossom floating among the waves, a large dragon around, register with long-tailed phoenix encircling beneath, an additional geometric register below. 8 x 14.5 inches. Excellent condition. Great wonderfully rendered detail in faces and clothing detail and small scholar's table behind the Lohan. Rare this nice.




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