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Panel depicting Buddha, Terra cotta, coated with thin layer of fine clay before baking, From eastern face of Stupa plinth at Kanujo-daro, West Pakistan, about 5th Century A.D. London, Victoria and Albert Museum

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dc.contributor.authorPhotographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
dc.coverage.spatialIndia (Pakistan)
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-24T06:04:38Z
dc.date.available2019-05-24T06:04:38Z
dc.date.createdcirca 1970s
dc.identifierANUA 682-821
dc.identifier.otherIA-970
dc.identifier.otherIA-970
dc.identifier.other16
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/163588
dc.descriptionThis Buddha image testifies to the spread to [sic] formal sculptural influence extending from the main centers of Buddhist art at this time: Mathura and Sarnath: to the neighboring regions of India, namely Pakistan, All the formal attributes of the Enlightened Buddha are present: yogi posture, lotus-ornamented nimbus, close-cropped hair, partially bare upper body and restful expression, But how different these elements appear in Pakistanian use, Certain aspects have been altered to regionalize the image as well: for example, the 'knowledge bump' characteristic to Buddha figures does not appear on the head of this model, the hands are held in a completely immovable state in the lap (no gesture of protection nor 'Turning of the Wheel), the body proportions are non-Indian as is the type of drapery covering them, and the expression on this figure's face is decidedly more down-to-earth, even smiling, Aside from these attributional features, the character of the sculpture is quite different, actually provincial, if almost bordering on the crude,
dc.format.extent35mm
dc.format.mediummounted transparency
dc.format.mediumb&w
dc.format.mediumsepia
dc.format.mimetypeimage/tiff
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBasham Collection
dc.subjectGupta Period
dc.subjectGupta Sculpture
dc.subjectGeneral
dc.subjectceramics
dc.subjectmounted transparency set
dc.titlePanel depicting Buddha, Terra cotta, coated with thin layer of fine clay before baking, From eastern face of Stupa plinth at Kanujo-daro, West Pakistan, about 5th Century A.D. London, Victoria and Albert Museum
dc.typeImage
dc.date.updated2019-05-24T06:04:37Z
dc.provenanceDigitised by the Australian National University in 2019
dc.rights.licenseThis image is provided for research purposes only and must not be reproduced without the prior permission of the Archives Program, Australian National University.
CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham

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