Friezes from basement of small stupa from Loriyan Tangai, Peshawar District, photographed after restoration, on display in the Indian Museum, Calcutta
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of friezes showing scenes from the life of Buddha, from the basement of a small reconstructed stupa from Loriyan Tangai, Peshawar district from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections: Indian Museum Series (Duplicates), taken in the 1890s by an unknown photographer. 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. These sculptures now form part of the base of a miniature stupa situated in the Gandhara Room of the Indian Museum in Calcutta.