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Sarnath: Buddha, 5th Century A.D. Delhi, National Museum

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CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham
Title: Sarnath: Buddha, 5th Century A.D. Delhi, National Museum
Author(s): Photographer: Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Keywords: Gupta Period;Sarnath Architect;stone sculpture;mounted transparency set
Series/Report no.: Basham Collection
Description: By all appearances, drapery has ceased to be of great importance to the rendering of Buddha, and more concentration on the gentle outlines of the master's body has been sought, Incision-like lines describe the borders of the almost invisible robes of the Buddha: at the neck and girdle, for example: while the face continues to be softly modeled to conceal whatever remnants of geometric proportioning still exist, An inwardly directed expression of superb concentration has been given the face of Buddha again, The faint smile has left his lips, and though he is not entirely unapproachable, he does seem to be in deeper meditation as if not wishing to directly communicate with the world, We can speak of a less worldly personality and more of a spiritual character in reference to this type of Buddha,
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-911


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