Buddhist sculpture excavated at Lorian Tangai, Peshawar District: the Buddha's return from Trayastrimsha heaven
Photographer: Caddy, Alexander E.
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of a Buddhist sculpture from Lorian Tangai taken by Alexander Caddy in 1896 showing the Buddha's return from Trayastrimsha heaven. This style of sculpture, influenced by Graeco-Roman elements, is known as the Gandharan style 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-Western Frontier Province.