Buddha in meditation

ca. 2nd Century C.E.

Indian Museum, Kolkata

Indian Museum, Kolkata
Kolkata, India

The Buddha is seated in the attitude of meditation. There is a prominent urnaon his forehead and a large nimbus behind. The raised hairline is prominent and the wavy hair is swept back over theushnisha. The loose garment covers both his shoulders. The pedestal contains the scene of the worship of the bowl. The image in every respect is a typical example of the Gandharan idiom.


  • Title: Buddha in meditation
  • Date: ca. 2nd Century C.E.
  • Location: Indian Museum, Kolkata
  • Physical Dimensions: 61.5 cm x 39.5 cm x 8.2 cm
  • Provenance: Loriyan Tangai (north-west part of undivided India)
  • Type: Sculpture

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