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Seated Buddha from Takht-i-Bahi, formerly Museum fur Volkerkunde, Berlin,

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Seated Buddha from Takht-i-Bahi, formerly Museum fur Volkerkunde, Berlin,
Author(s): Rowland, Benjamin
Keywords: Gandhara Sculpture
Buddha images: seated
stone sculpture
book scan
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: Neither this nor any other Gandhara Buddha is executed in the round, Probably for the reason that they were meant for installation in the niches of Buddhist chapels, Gandhara images are generally left entirely flat and unfinished at the back, Here is Apollonian facial type and deeply pleated draper reminiscent of Roman workmanship of the first century A.D. Although there is some suggestion of the presence of an actual body beneath the mantle, the seated Buddha type in Gandhara quickly degenerates into a completely inorganic formula in which the head and trunk of the figure are placed on top of a bolster-like shape intended to represent the folded legs,
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-606


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