Scarce original Buddha Gandhara stone frieze (c. 2nd century A.D.). Museum quality artifact was purchased by a former Canadian diplomat from a high end art dealer in Karachi in the 1960's while visiting & working in Pakistan.
As a note of interest the lady who collected this piece was a spy for England during World War 2.
Complete history accompanies piece to buyer. First time offered on the market. Book titled; Buddhism in Pakistan comes with artifact.
Measures 10' x 11 inches and two-inches in height. 13 pounds in weight.
Item ID: 2917