Gandhara Buddha - Arts of Asia Gallery - Auckland Museum
Seated Buddha from Gandhara
Seated Buddha Sculpture
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The Seated Buddha from Gandhara is an early statue of the Buddha discovered at the site of Jamal Garhi in ancient Gandhara in modern-day Pakistan, that dates to the 2nd or 3rd century AD. It is now in room 33 of the British Museum. Statues of the "enlightened one" were not made until the 1st century CE, before that Buddha was represented by aniconic symbols such as his footprint. Like other Gandharan, or Greco-Buddhist art, the statue shows influence from Ancient Greek art, as the region had been part of the Greco-Bactrian Kingdom established by Alexander the Great.
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