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Authentic 3rd Century A.D. Schist Stone Gandhara Buddha Head

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Seller: acmer (69) 100%, Location: Klongsan District, BA, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 191986348229 100% authentic antique, 3rd Century A.D. Black Schist Stone Buddha Head from the Ancient Gandhara Region. Made from black schist stone of the Hindu Kush, the item exhibits calm mediating buddha face, 3rd eye of the forehead (sign of wisdom), and the waverly hair of the Greco-Buddism Art. This item is at least 1700 years old. Width 6.5 cm. Length 8 cm. Height without Stand 10 cm. Height with Stand 21 cm. Wearing on the surface as shown on the picture. Shipping and Handling We will have professional shipper to ship the item via ocean. Payment We accept PayPal only. Please make your payment within 7 days. Import Tax In buyer's country, buyer is responsible for the import duties, taxes, and charges. You can find more duty information at dutycalculator.com. We will write the sales price on the invoice unless you contact us. If you want us to declare differently or write lower cost on the invoice, please let us know when make your payment. Please understand that you may lose insurance coverage in that case. --------------------------- About GandharaGandhara was an ancient kingdom covering valley and plateau regions of Pakistan and northeastern Afghanistan. In 327 B.C, King Alexander the Great conquered Gandhara area and some of his troops settled there and developed a remote Greek colony. Later, Kushan Empire took over the Gandhara, with its peak of the empire during the reign of King Kanishka the Great, 127 AD. Around 1st Century AD, Taxila city in the Gandhara was the center of Greco-Buddhism Art and also the center of Mahayana School of Buddhism (The Great Vehicle School) that later spread on into China, Korea, and Japan. The first Buddhist text in Chinese language was translated by Kushan person that immigrated into Western China. We can see Gandhara influence in Chinese's Northern Wei Dynasty, Tang Dynasty, as well as Japanese's Nara Era. Gandhara was mentioned in various ancient Chinese records from Han to Tang Dynasty. Monk Xuan Zang of Tang Dynasty (618-906 A.D) recorded in the his renowned Journey to the West, about the Buddhist Kingdom in Today's northern Afghanistan. Gandhara was dissolved from 8th century AD (no more Buddhist artifacts were created) after waves of Hunnic and Muslim invasions. Condition: Original. No repair. Wearing as shown in the picture., Material: Stucco

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