Click here to skip to content

Fragment of Buddhist sculpture showing a female devotee worshipping a lamp held up by a monk, Peshawar District

Fragment of Buddhist sculpture showing a female devotee worshipping a lamp held up by a monk, Peshawar District

Photographer: Cole, Henry Hardy

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1883

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1177)

Item number: 10031177

Length: 13.5

Width: 19.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a Buddist sculpture, representing a female devotee worshipping a lamp held by a monk, from an unknown location near Peshawar in the North West Frontier Province, and now in the Lahore Museum from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections: Indian Museum Series (Duplicates). This photogrpah was taken in c.1883 and attributed to Henry Hardy Cole. 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.

Search within this collection

Elsewhere on our websites

Newsletter

Latest events - register free online

Mobile app

For iPhone, iPad and Android

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Email link to a friend

Write a brief note to accompany the email

Your friend's email address: