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Buddha, Ghandaran school, 2nd-3rd Centuries A.D.

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Buddha, Ghandaran school, 2nd-3rd Centuries A.D.
Author(s): Photographer: Basham, Arthur Llewellyn
Keywords: Gandhara Sculpture
Buddha images: seated
stone sculpture
mounted transparency set
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: The seated Buddhas, with heavy drapery in thick folds covering both shoulders, and with the hands in the dhyana-mudra, form a distinctive type of Ghandaran art, They are stylistically allied to the standing Buddha figures, also wearing thick-folded drapery, and in treatment the Ghandaran figures try to copy the beautiful Mathuran Buddhas, However, we must admit that these Buddhas of Ghandara are more stiff and lacking the same spiritual quality of the Mathuran works, Where Ghandaan styles are really very naturalistic in their treatment of the human form, they are also less profound in many cases (exceptions are the Fasting Buddhas), Occasionally in the 2nd and 3rd centuries A.D., the system of proportions breaks down as it does in this example, and the images appear squat, -- London, british Museum,
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-609


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