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Standing Buddha

Standing Buddha

150–200 CE
Overall: 119.7 cm (47 1/8 in.); Head: 1.5 x 3.2 cm (9/16 x 1 1/4 in.)

Did You Know?

The cavity at the top of the head may have once held a portion of the Buddha's relics.

Description

Combining elements from both the Mediterranean and South Asian worlds, the artists of Gandhara created a new vision of the Buddha during the period of high contact between the two regions from the 100s to 200s AD. They were among the first to show the Buddha with a placid expression, thick wavy hair, and clothed in a heavy, toga-like monk’s robe.
  • ?–1972
    (B. J. Lester-Smith, Vienna, Austria, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art)
    1972–
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Ingholt, Harold, and Islay Lyons. Gandhāran Art in Pakistan. [New York]: Pantheon Books, 1957. Mentioned and Reproduced: figs. 217 and XVII.2
    Lee, Sherman E. "The Year in Review for 1972." The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 60, no. 3 (1973): 63-115. Mentioned: no. 320, pp. 92, 115; Reproduced: no. 320, p. 93 www.jstor.org
    The Cleveland Museum of Art. Handbook of the Cleveland Museum of Art/1978. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1978. Reproduced: p. 288 archive.org
    Haesner, Chhaya, “A Cultural Diffusion.” In India and Greece, Connections and Parallels. Dr. Saryu Doshi, editor. Bombay: Marg Publications, 1985. Mentioned and Reproduced: p. 110, fig. 9
    Neils, Jenifer. “The Twain Shall Meet.” The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art, vol. 72, no. 6, 1985, pp. 326–359. Reproduced: p. 334, fig. 13 www.jstor.org
    Czuma, Stanislaw J., and Rekha Morris. Kushan Sculpture: Images from Early India. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art in cooperation with Indiana University Press, 1985. Mentioned and Reproduced: cat. no. 107, p. 196
    The Cleveland Museum of Art. Handbook of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1991. Reproduced: p. 15 archive.org
    Cunningham, Michael R., Stanislaw J. Czuma, Anne E. Wardwell, and J. Keith Wilson. Masterworks of Asian Art. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1998. Mentioned and Reproduced: pp. 112-113
    Czuma, Stanislaw J., "East Meets West", Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland Art: The Cleveland Museum of Art Members Magazine. Vol. 38 no. 05, May 1998 Mentioned & reproduced: p. 7 archive.org
    Parimoo, Ratan. Essays in New Art History: Studies in Indian Sculpture : Regional Genres and Interpretations. New Delhi: Books & Books, 2000. Reproduced: no. 38
    Franklin, David and C. Griffith Mann. Treasures from the Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 2012. Mentioned and Reproduced: pp. 46–47
  • Streams and Mountains Without End: Asian Art and the Legacy of Sherman E. Lee at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (June 27-August 23, 2009).
    Kushan Sculpture: Images from Early India. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (November 13, 1985-January 5, 1986); The Asia Society Museum, New York, NY (February 13-April 6, 1986); Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA (May 13-July 13, 1986).
    The Twain Shall Meet. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (October 30, 1985-January 5, 1986).
    Year in Review: 1972. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (February 27-March 18, 1973).
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