Buddha of Gandhara antique statue of Asian Buddha1 of 2 images

Buddha of Gandhara antique statue of Asian Buddha

Private collection

About

Buddha of the Gandhara in blue schist, Asian sculpture from the ancient period of the 2nd century. This statue of the Greco-Buddhist art of Gandhara, a region located in northwestern Pakistan in the Peshawar Basin, represents a synthesis of Greek and Indo-Buddhist styles. In this region, the first images of Buddha appeared in a human form. Gandhara Buddhism has strongly influenced Buddhism in the Far East. This magnificent specimen evokes all the classicism and majesty of this type of sculpture with the treatment of the amplified drape and refined hair, reminding us that the first representations of the Buddha were Greco-Roman and did not yet have purely Asian stylistic elements.

Characteristics

  • Time:2nd century
  • Origin:Pakistan
  • Material or technique:Shale
  • Height:69 cm
  • Reference:2652

Conservation status

Really good condition

Museography

An approaching work of art is shown at the Museum für Indische Kunst, Berlin-Dahlem.

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