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Bharhut: Relief, Sunga Period, Calcutta, Indian museum

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Bharhut: Relief, Sunga Period, Calcutta, Indian museum
Author(s): Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Bharhut;architecture;stone sculpture;mounted transparency set
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: From the Stupa at Bharhut comes this little horseman, who appears to be physically related to the Yaksha types, The figure reflects the general flavor of ceremony characteristic of the Bharhut sculpture not only in its courtly appearance but in spirit as well, Collectively, the Bharhut sculptural programs deal with the visits of various kings to the stupa and display in lengthy narrative their arrival, homage paid, and departure, In this respect, the Bharhut sculptures are thematically related to those of Stupa No. 2 since the latter also extensively treats pilgrimages to the stupas of Buddha, In style, the figure is just a little removed from the pillar statue of Bodh Gaya, for its spatial relationships are more technically understood than those of the Bodh Gaya pillar,
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-243


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