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Acephalic statue of Maitreya, the Buddha of the future
Holding a kamandalu or sport copy watches uk water flask containing ‘amrita’, the elixir of life, as a symbolic promise of salvation in the future.
Gandhara Art, schist stone, northwest Pakistan, 2nd-3rd Century AD
- Height 21,5cm - Width 16,5cm
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Pair of Nuristan pillars
A magnificent pair of Nuristan wooden pillars. Cedar wood. 28 x 28 x 234 cms
Price: 6000/2 EUR
The high quality carving represents a basketry motif.
Nuristan is a province in northeastern Afghanistan, that only in the late 19th century was forcefully converted to Islam; Nuristan, ‘Land of Light’ was called ‘Kafiristan’ , Land of the unbelievers..
These pillars once supported the roof of a ‘Kafir’ ceremonial house (now all destroyed..)