Standing Buddha-Gandhara Art

Unknown and Gandhara Arts200 AD - 300 AD

National Museum - New Delhi

National Museum - New Delhi
New Delhi , India

The Gandhara art of the Peshawar Valley is known for some of the most charming and magnificent sculptures in dark grey schist. The present sculpture is typically Gandhara in style-marked by long flowing drapery placed loosely on the body with heavy schematic folds. The right hand, which is largely lost, was in abhaya mudra, a typical feature of the standing images of Buddha. He is holding the hem of the Sanghti in his left hand. With abhaya mudra he assures his devotees of ultimate salvation. And, thus, Lord Buddha attained the status as the saviour of mankind.


  • Title: Standing Buddha-Gandhara Art
  • Creator: Unknown, Gandhara Arts
  • Creator Nationality: Indian
  • Date Created: 200 AD - 300 AD
  • Location: New Delhi, National Museum
  • Location Created: Gandhara Region, India
  • Physical Dimensions: w390 x h1120 x d170 cm (without cover)
  • Subject Keywords: Gandhara, National Museum, Sculpture
  • Type: Statue, Sculpture
  • Rights: National Museum, Janpath, New Delhi
  • Art Genre: Sculpture
  • Style: Arts
  • Place Part Of: National Museum
  • Accession Number: National Museum ID 49.24

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