The Jack Daulton Collection
Antique & Ethnographic Art

 Atlas figure, 

Gandhara, c. 3rd cent.


Atlas figure (atlantid) 

relief carving in gray schist

7 1/8  x 8 3/8 in. (excluding base)

Gandhara (Afghanistan/Pakistan)

circa 3rd century A.D.


J. C. Moreau-Gobard, Paris, 1966

Collection of Dr. and Mrs. Cecil Y. Lang

Sotheby's, New York, March 21, 1990, Lot 198, at which sale acquired by the present owner, Jack Daulton

The kneeling Atlas figure with his hands raised and formerly supporting a molding, with elephant feet and large wings in relief, and wearing a short striated dhoti.  A wonderful combination of the terrestrial and the celestial, the earthbound and the airborne!

The Daulton Collection