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Buddhist sculptures excavated at Lorian Tangai, Peshawar District: small friezes with scenes from the life of Buddha 10031062

Buddhist sculptures excavated at Lorian Tangai, Peshawar District: small friezes with scenes from the life of Buddha 10031062

Photographer: Caddy, Alexander E.

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1896

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1062)

Item number: 10031062

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a group Buddhist sculpture friezes depicting scenes from the life of Buddha from Loriyan Tangai, 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 aforementioned influence is evident in the frieze of small putti-like figures holding up a large garland seen at the bottom of the photograph.

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