University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-68-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Gandhara
Date Made: 2nd Century
Early Date: 100
Late Date: 2nd Century
Iconography:Standing Buddha
Abhaya Mudra
Vara Mudra
Height: 113.5 cm
Width: 20.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Spink and Son, 1924


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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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


[Catalogue] Possehl, Gregory L., and Ch'eng-mei, Chang, and Peters, Heather, and Lyons, Elizabeth. 1985. Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 9View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] 1924. "Gandhara Sculpture". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum. Vol. XV. no. No. 4. pg. 288-294 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate XXView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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