Buddha in meditation

Kushana period, 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 urna on his forehead and a large nimbus behind. The raised hair line is prominent and the wavy hair is swept back over the ushnisha. 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: Kushana period, ca. 2nd century C.E.
  • Location: Indian Museum, Kolkata
  • Physical Dimensions: Schist stone, 61.5x39.5x8.2 cm.
  • Provenance: Loriyan Tangai (north-west part of undivided India)
  • Type: Sclupture

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