Atlas

8 000,00

Shist
Ancient province of Gandhāra
2nd-3rd century
H. 20 cm or 7 ⅞ in

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Description

Typical of the art of Gandhāra, this beautiful Atlas – a masculine and muscular figure – finds its origin in the West. It has the particularity of being winged and its face is youthful. Similar Atlas used to decorate the base of reliquary tumuli (stūpa).