Gandhara statue of a man, mounted on an old wooden stand.
Price: € 750,--
Size:c. 16 cm
Period: c.200 - 300 AD
Provenance: German collection before 1970's, Dutch collection till present day.
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Gandhara was the name given to the land and its associated civilization that existed in what is now northern Pakistan and Afghanistan from the mid 1st millenium BCE to the beginning of the 2nd millenium CE and consisted of multiple dynasties which ruled over the same area but which were linked by their adoption of Buddhism as a religion for the most part and also of the Indo-Greek artistic tradition as its cultural identity.