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Lot : Grey schist relief of Hariti and Panchika, Gandhara, 2nd/3rd C. | Dans la vente Trésors de l'Asie à Auctionata AG

PANCIKA AND HARITI. Gandhara, 1st-2nd century AD. 9.5 h x 8 w inches. Carved in grey shist. Gandhara region, circa 1st century B.C

A gray schist relief of Hariti and Panchika Gandhara, 3rd century Finely carved with the couple seated together on a throne, she with her left hand raised and her right resting tenderly on his knee, each clad in voluminous robes and adorned with a necklace and garland, their faces with benign expressions with almond-shaped eyes and small lips, their hair pulled into chignons and secured with headdresses, each backed by a halo 13¾ in. (35 cm.) high

The god of wealth and the goddess of fecundity and plenteousness have been united in a symbol of happiness and conjugal fidelity. It is the demigod Pancika, ruler and general of yakshas, and his consort Hariti, that has developed into a patron and author of numerous progeny, originally having been a child-devouring demon. Ghandara, India