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Kushan period, 4th-6th century. Finely modeled, the man wrapping his left arm around the woman, her right arm on his back, and her left holding on to the arch above. Both are dressed in loose-fitting robes cascading in voluminous folds and richly adorned with fine jewelry. The woman’s hair falling in long curls on the shoulder and tied up into a high chignon. The man with an elaborate headdress above his locks. Their heads are turned towards each other with a gentle expression and subtle smile. The arch decorated with a lion head to the base.

Provenance: From a Belgian private collection, by repute acquired in 2004 at Rambagh, Antwerp, Belgium.
Condition: Commensurate with age, especially when considering the frail nature of the material. Weathering, some nicks and losses, cracks, signs of erosion, general traces of age and wear, minor old repairs. Displaying remarkably well overall.
Scientific Analysis Report: An Expert Report from Antiques Analytics – Institute for Scientific Authenticity Testing, no. AA 22-01043, dated 5 May 2022, written and signed by Dr. R. Neunteufel, analyzing the surface alterations after examination by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and element analysis with attached energy-dispersed X-ray micro element analyzer (EDX), concludes that the observed surface alterations are not in contradiction with the dating above. A copy of the report accompanies this lot.

Weight: 7.5 kg
Dimensions: Size 45.4 x 27.3 cm

Auction result comparison:
Type: Remotely related
Auction: Christie’s New York, 20 Mar 2019, lot 653
Price: USD 30,000 or approx. EUR 34,000 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: Two painted stucco figures, Ancient region of Gandhara, 4th-5th century
Expert remark: Compare the related motif. Note that this lot comprises two separate stucco figures of slightly smaller size (35.2 cm and 36.2 cm).


科學檢測報告:科學鑒定測試研究所專家報告,編號 AA 22-01043,2022年5月5日,R. Neunteufel 撰寫並簽名,通過電子顯微鏡 (SEM) 掃描和附加的能量色散 X 射線微量元素分析儀 (EDX) 進行元素分析表面後得出的結論是,觀察到的表面變化與上述測年不矛盾。

重量:7.5 公斤
尺寸:45.4 x 27.3 厘米

拍賣:紐約佳士得,2019年3月20日,lot 653
價格:USD 30,000(相當於今日EUR 34,000


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