Walking Buddha

Walking Buddha



Overall: 4.8 x 2.8 x 0.6 cm (1 7/8 x 1 1/8 x 1/4 in.)

Weight: 6.88 g (0.24 oz.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1962.167



Small, delicately carved ivory plaques were set into wooden shrines, carved with architectural motifs. This sculpted plaque would have once flanked a central seated Buddha, with a similar standing or walking Buddha on the opposite side. The pleated garment folds derived from Greco-Roman styles adopted in the ancient region of Gandhara, west of Kashmir, where this sculpture was made.

See also
Indian Art
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