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Buddha, flanked by Brahma and Indra, and other divine beings

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Buddha, flanked by Brahma and Indra, and other divine beings
Author(s): Photographer: Basham, Arthur Llewellyn
Keywords: Gandhara Sculpture
stone sculpture
mounted transparency set
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: Again significant distortion of relative sizes in the figures of Ghandaran reliefs achieves a pronounced feeling of depth in a small space, We see what appears to be the Miracle of Sravasti, in which the Buddha walked on air, He is surrounded by the celestial deities familiar in the traditional Indian cult art, these including Indra, king of the gods, and Brahma, the leader of the gods, The fine handling of movement in all the figures is very representative of Ghandaran ability where every inch of space is devoted to the creation of the scene and the images within it, No vacant spots are left, -- Probably the Miracle of Sravasti, Relief, London, British Museum,
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-572


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