From: Gandhara | Pakistan | Takht-i-Bahi

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number 29-68-1
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Buddhist
Provenience Gandhara | Pakistan | Takht-i-Bahi
Date Made 2nd Century
Section Asian
Materials Slate
Technique Carved
Iconography Standing Buddha | Buddha | Rosettes | Abhaya Mudra | Vara Mudra

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 113.5 cm
Width 20.5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Spink & Son, 1922 and 1924

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