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Gandhara Art

It clearly exhibits the influence of Greek and Roman art.
  • It clearly exhibits the influence of Greek and Roman art.
  • However, patrons of this art were not Greeks but Sakas and Kushanas.
  • The school specialised in Buddha and Bodhisattva images, stupas and monastries.
  • Built mostly of blue schist stone.
  • Buddhas of this school are gentle, graceful and compassionate. (Lacking the spirituality fo the Gupta period).
  • The chief characteristics are realistic representation of human figures, distinguished muscles of the body and transparent garments.
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