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Buddhist sculpture slab excavated at Lorian Tangai, Peshawar District: the Buddha's sermon in Benares (Varanasi)

Buddhist sculpture slab excavated at Lorian Tangai, Peshawar District: the Buddha's sermon in Benares (Varanasi)

Photographer: Caddy, Alexander E.

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1896

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1055)

Item number: 10031055

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a Buddhist sculpture from Loriyan Tangai taken by Alexander Caddy in 1896. The Buddha is shown here sitting under a mango tree and delivering a sermon to his followers. This style of sculpture, influenced by Graeco-Roman elements, is known as Gandharan and takes its name from the ancient kingdom of Gandhara (Peshawar) which, together with Udyana (Swat), corresponded fairly closely to the northern part of the North West Frontier Province.

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