Christophe Hioco also has a ‘[r]are Gandhara[n] Stupa’, without even a notional national provenience; its Gandharan style would suggest northern Pakistan or eastern Afghanistan. It’s from a ‘[p]rivate French collection’; it was originally ‘acquired in the late 1970’s [sic]’.
Why are stupas rare? Why are Gandharan stupas rare?
Where and how did the private collector acquire it?