The statue of Fasting Siddhartha ranks not only as the finest specimen of Gandhara Art but also as one of the rarest antiquities of the earliest world. This image shows an exceptional degree for Gandhara devices employed in the sculpture, the high relief, the undercutting of the arms and the open spaces so produced under the armpits create a stark play of light and shade. That could only have enhanced the impact of one of the greatest adherent of any religious art.


  • Title: Fasting Siddhartha
  • Physical Location: Lahore Museum, Pakistan
  • Location Created: Sikri (Gandhara Region), Khaibar Pakhtun Khuwa, Pakistan
  • Physical Dimensions: W.21” H.33” D.10”
  • Rights: Lahore Museum, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Medium: Schist Stone Sculpture

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