Seated Buddha

200s CE
Overall: 63 x 58.5 cm (24 13/16 x 23 1/16 in.)
Location: not on view
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Artists in the north Indian city of Mathura reinterpreted the appearance of the Greco-Roman style of drapery, which was popular in the region of Gandhara, in present-day Pakistan. They preferred a more otherworldly, abstracted rendition of the folds, giving the Buddha a powerful, superhuman energy.
Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha

200s CE

Northern India, Mathura, Kushan period

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