Sotheby's will present a special selling exhibition entitled Footsteps of the Buddha on September 3 in New York, with a spectacular 2nd Century AD statue of a Bodhisattva set to lead.
The exhibition traces the historical development of iconic Buddhist art and its profound effect on Asian culture.
Included are the "finest pan-Asian Buddhist sculptures" and artworks from the ancient kingdom of Gandhara, now in Pakistan.
The Bodhisattva statue originates from Gandhara, during the Kushan period (2nd/3rd Century). Standing 57 inches tall, it is wonderfully carved from grey schist, a popular material in carvings from Gandhara.
Sotheby's will also hold its Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auction in September, with a gilt bronze statue of a Bodhisattva among the many highlights.
Take a look at this brilliant signed photograph of the Dalai Lama for sale.
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