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Buddhist sculptures excavated at Lorian Tangai, Peshawar District: small friezes with scenes from the life of Buddha 10031061

Buddhist sculptures excavated at Lorian Tangai, Peshawar District: small friezes with scenes from the life of Buddha 10031061

Photographer: Caddy, Alexander E.

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1896

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1061)

Item number: 10031061

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Buddhist sculptures from Lorian Tangai showing scenes from the life of Buddha, taken by Alexander Caddy in 1896. 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. The figures in this group are represented with the flowing drapery and long curly hair which are among the features of Gandharan style.

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