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Buddha, Sarnath School, 6th-7th Centuries, London, British Museum

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dc.contributor.authorPhotographer: Basham, Arthur Llewellyn
dc.coverage.spatialIndia (Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh)
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-24T06:11:43Z
dc.date.available2019-05-24T06:11:43Z
dc.date.createdcirca 1970s
dc.identifierANUA 682-914
dc.identifier.otherIA-1079
dc.identifier.otherIA-1079
dc.identifier.other30
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/163679
dc.descriptionA deepening spiritualization of the Buddha remains centered in the Sarnath school of sculpture well into the 7th century when the majority of northern art begins to show a decreasing amount of refinement, and a somewhat mannered elaboration sets in, Gentleness and grace are inherent in the physical type of such Buddhas, though somewhat disproportionately at times, while the holy character of the Buddha's personality is played upon emphatically, As we have seen, an ambivalence has always existed to the human side of the master, and occasionally it is replaced with his spiritual nature as if afraid to make the Enlightened One too close to worldly affairs and thereby stifle his uniqueness, Notice how the figure softly leans to the right and the eyes restuflly gaze downward, One can imagine a devotee at the feet of this image looking up into this gaze,
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.subjectSarnath Architect
dc.subject& Sculpture
dc.subjectstone sculpture
dc.subjectmounted transparency set
dc.titleBuddha, Sarnath School, 6th-7th Centuries, London, British Museum
dc.typeImage
dc.date.updated2019-05-24T06:11:43Z
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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