By Gregory Disney-Britton
Buddhism originated in India and traveled eastward through Pakistan where it began to receive significant patronage in the first century AD. This week, as collectors assemble in New York for Asia Week in New York, many will seek works celebrating that ancient history. Lasting through March 22, it's an annual gathering that brings dealers together, such as Nayef Homsi and Gianguan Auctions, to offer sculptures, paintings, relics and jewelry. "Head of Buddha" in grey schist from Gandhara, circa 2nd Century, is one of those offerings (above) and it is our NEWS OF WEEK.
In other religious art news from across the USA, and around the world:
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