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Object Number:
29-68-1
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Pakistan
Gandhara
Swat Valley
Takht-i-Bahi
Date Made:
2nd Century
Early Date:
100
Late Date:
199
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Slate
Technique:
Carved
Iconography:
Standing Buddha
Rosettes
Abhaya Mudra
Vara Mudra
Description:
Standing Buddha with plain round halo behind the head made of dark grey micaceous slate, Gandhara stone. The plinth beneath the feet is decorated with two beautiful rosettes. His hands were in the abhaya and vara mudra but since have broken off. A dowel hole can be seen in the right hand. The flowing robe and curvy hair is characteristic of Gandharan Buddhist sculpture and shows a strong Greco-roman influence.
Height:
113.5cm
Width:
20.5cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from Spink and Son

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)
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Silk Road Highlights Supplement (10 Feb 2011)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Lyons, Elizabeth, et al. 1985. Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition. : Page/Fig./Plate: 9
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[Article] 1924. Gandhara Sculpture. The Museum Journal. Volume XV (No. 4): 288-294. : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate XX
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