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Group of statues of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas excavated at Lorian Tangai, Peshawar District 10031044

Group of statues of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas excavated at Lorian Tangai, Peshawar District 10031044

Photographer: Caddy, Alexander E.

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1896

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(1044)

Item number: 10031044

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a small group of Buddha and Bodhisattva statues excavated at Lorian Tangai in Peshawar District, 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 show specific details which are features of Gandharan style, namely flowing drapery around the body, curly hair and, on two of the statues, a moustache.

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