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AS1507

A fine Gandhara Stucco Male Head of a Devotee, 2nd - 3rd century AD

A fine stucco head the Hellenistic facial features with tranquil, dreamlike expression, heavily lidded eyes, small pointed nose and sensuous mouth, the long, wavy hair is pulled back beneath a layered vine pattern cap and flows only over the ears, some traces of pigment remaining.  

Dimensions:  Height:  7 3/4 inches (19.5 cm) without base.

Condition:  Small area of restored surface under right ear, loss to bottom of left ear, minor chip on nose, hairline crack on forehead, otherwise intact and in excellent condition overall.  Custom metal mount.

Provenance:   Anavian Family Collection acquired over 30 years ago, acquired over 30 years ago by David and Henry Anavian, in Iran, prior to the Shah's departure, thereafter private LA collection acquired Sumer Gallery, NYC.

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