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Gandhara school of Art

16-JUL-2014 18:16

    Gandhara School of art also known as Graeco-Buddhist School of art was based on Graeco-Roman norms. It displays foreign techniques in its style. This school of art uses Grey sandstone while marble was not used. Gandhara style imbibes different traits of Parthian, Bactrian and Acamenian traditions.

    The different gestures of Buddha depicted in Gandhara school of Art are as following:
    Bhumisparshamudra: touching the earth
    Dhyanmudra: meditation
    Dharmachakramudra: a preaching mudra
    Abhaymudra: Don’t fear

    The major centres where art pieces of Gandhara School were found are namely Taxila, Jalalabad, Hadda, Bamaran and Begram. Both Kushanas and Shakas patronized Gandhara school.

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