Sculpture is the branch of the visual arts that operates in 3 dimensions. Sculpture in stone survives far better than works of art in perishable materials, and often represents the majority of the surviving works from ancient cultures.
CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI MAHARAJ VASTU SANGRAHALAYA
(THE PRINCE OF WALES MUSEUM OF WESTERN INDIA)
Inscription of the reign of Kushana
Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, 123 CE
The sculpture is one of the several octagonal pillars found around the excavated stupa site at Pauni, Bhandara district, Maharashtra, 1st century BCE
The Art of Gandhara:
The art of Gandhara during the 1st to 3rd centuries CE was greatly influenced by the art of the Roman East.
Odisha, 12th century CE
Gandhara (west Pakistan)
3rd century CE
Ashokan Edict No. IX
This basalt stone was found at Nalla Sopara in Mumbai. While this basalt stone is about 65 million years old, Emperor Ashoka had in his ninth edict engraved in Brahmi script on this stone about 2250 years ago. The edict asks for proper treatment of slaves, and servants, reverence to teachers, restraint of violence towards living creatures and liberality to priests and ascetics.
The Buddhist stupa at Kahujodaro …
… was part of a ruined Buddhist establishment situated in one of the large mounds extending over 30 acres of land to the north of the present town of Mirpurkhas , today the city capital of Mirpurkhas district in the Sindh province of Pakistan.
The bricks found at the site are of various patterns and fine workmanship. Being stylistically akin to similar remains from the Gandhara region, the influence of Greek decorations in ornamental details was apparent.
Traditional stucco is made of lime, sand and water.
Gandhara – An ancient kingdom in modern-day Pakistan & Afghanistan.
5th century CE
Worship of Dharmachakra
Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh
2nd century CE
Karnataka, 12th century CE
VARUNA WITH VARUNANI
Karnataka, 8th century CE
TO BE CONTINUED …