Buddha in Gandhara Art and other Buddhist Sites
Shanti Lal Nagar
  • ISBN 13 : 9788190821216
  • year : 2022
  • language : English
  • binding : Hardbound
The Genesis of the Buddhist art in India, is traceable in the stone art of Bharhut dating back to the second century B. C. followed by the art of the Buddhist stupa at Sanchi (1st century B. C.) the Art of Mathura and Amaravatï dating back to a century or two later. Numerous stone artifacts relating to the life of the Buddha were discovered from these sites. The early tradition of the Buddhist art and Bharhut and Sanchi does not project Buddha in human form. He is projected at these sites in symbolic form of empty throne, a chariot with a rider, a Bodhi tree or a horse without a rider. This was ostensibly done by the followers of the Buddha, out of the great reverence and respect, they had for the master