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Sanchi: Torso of Bodhisattva, possibly Avalokitesvara or Maitreya, about 9th century London, Victoria and Albert Museum,

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Sanchi: Torso of Bodhisattva, possibly Avalokitesvara or Maitreya, about 9th century London, Victoria and Albert Museum,
Author(s): Photographer: Basham, Arthur Llewellyn
Keywords: Gupta Period
Sanchi
stone sculpture
mounted transparency set
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: Precision and grace are implicit features of this Bodhisattva torso from Sanchi [that] typifies north Indian art at this period in its refinement, Metallic surfaces with raised relief detailing are a particular development of Post-Gupta sculpture at Sanchi as well, No longer do we find the rigid standing figure of the Bodhisattva of Mathuran extraction, this figure leans slightly and puts movement into the image with graceful contraposto, One is reminded of the treatment of decorative carving on the Sarnath Great Stupa in examining the jewelry and drapery details of this piece,
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/163661
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-896

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