Contribution of Gandhar School & Bamiyan, Afghanistan for IAS

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Contribution of Gandhar School

Gandhar School
  • Most important contribution.
  • Evolution of beautiful images of Buddha and bodhisattva
  • Difference between a Buddha and Bodhisattava
  • Buddha is one who has attained the enlightenment of supreme knowledge, while the Bodhisattva is still a candidate for it.
  • Executed in black stone and modelled on the characteristics of indograeco roman-pantheon.
  • Tallest rock cut statue of Lord Buddha Bamiyan, Afghanistan (rd or th A. D.)

Gandhar Mathura Amravati

Gandhar, Mathura and Amravati

Bamiyan, Afghanistan

Bamiyan, Afghanistan
  • Two 6th century monumental statues of standingbuddha carved into the side of a cliff in the Bamyan valley in the Hazarajat region of central Afghanistan.
  • The statues represented the classic blended style of Gandhara art.
  • The main bodies were hewn directly from the sandstone cliffs, but details were modeled in mud mixed with straw, coated with stucco.
  • This coating, practically all of which wore away long ago, was painted to enhance the expressions of the faces, hands, and folds of the robes; the larger one was painted carmine red and the smaller one was painted multiple colors
  • They were dynamited and destroyed in March 2001 by the Taliban

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