Mar 12, 2013
Mar 12, 2013

Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha

AD 200s

Sandstone

Overall: 63 x 58.5 cm (24 13/16 x 23 1/16 in.)

Edward L. Whittemore Fund 1941.94

Exhibition

Julie Mehretu: Portals (FRONT International: Oh, Gods of Dust and Rainbows)

Description

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.

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