Sculpture Gallery (1)

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)

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Inscription of the reign of Kushana

Red sandstone

Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, 123 CE

 

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Railing Pillar

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:

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The art of Gandhara during the 1st to 3rd centuries CE was greatly influenced by the art of the Roman East.

 

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BUDDHA

Granite

Odisha, 12th century CE

 

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BODHISATTVA

Grey Schist

Gandhara (west Pakistan)

3rd century CE

 

Ashokan Edict No. IX

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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.

 

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… 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.

 

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BODHISATTVA

Traditional stucco is made of lime, sand and water.

Gandhara – An ancient kingdom in modern-day Pakistan & Afghanistan.

5th century CE

 

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Worship of Dharmachakra

Limestone

Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh

2nd century CE

 

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YAKSHINI PADMAVATI

Dolerite

Karnataka, 12th century CE

 

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VARUNA WITH VARUNANI

Basalt

Karnataka, 8th century CE

 

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TO BE CONTINUED …

 

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3 comments

  1. Mel only read about the Mauryan empire and its near control of almost all present day India. Its influence must had been strong too right? Because it seemed to have arisen around the time of Alexander’s invasion of the northwest.

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