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Life of the Buddha in Gandhara Art

The tradition of Grandhara Art is the birthplace of many strands of Buddhist art and sculpture. Historically, it is in the Gandhara tradition – now in what is Pakistan - that the Buddha came to be represented first as a person. Prior to this, the Enlightened Buddha was symbolized in art and sculpture either through foot-prints or through a stylized Bodhi Tree. The personal representations of the Buddha originated probably through the inspiration derived from the Hellenistic tradition. In numerous bas-reliefs and friezes, phases of the Buddha’s life are elaborately depicted.

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Album name:elibrary / Art and Culture
Rating (1 votes):33333
Keywords:Grandhara Art
Author:Ven. Weragoda Sarada Maha Thero
Licensing:Singapore Buddhist Meditation Centre
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Date added:Jan 04, 2016
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