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Buddha, from Northwest India, 2nd-3rd Centuries A.D.

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Buddha, from Northwest India, 2nd-3rd Centuries A.D.
Author(s): Photographer: Basham, Arthur Llewellyn
Keywords: Gandhara Sculpture
Buddha images: standing
stone sculpture
mounted transparency set
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: We notice the stylistic similarity this standing Buddha bears to the seated one in the former slide, especially in the handling of the drapery, The face expresses the familiar naturalism and benign extroversion first and second century Ghandaran sculpture displayed, but is more sterile in this case after a passage of time and a change of attitude in the different schools of Ghandaran art, As the formula for Buddha types dictates in this area of Indian art, the curls of hair are thick and wavy, drawn tightly into a 'bump of wisdom' atop the head, Emphasis is still on observationally truthful details by such treatment of parts, though the drapery is continually relegated to the artists' secondary attention and remains a curtain hiding the body or forms unconvincing strings of lines disproportionately indicating it, -- London, British Museum,
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-617


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