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Mathura 1st-2nd C. CE. architectural frieze shows two floors with upper balconies. India.

Mathura 1st-2nd C. CE. architectural frieze shows two floors with upper balconies. India.

Head of a Buddha - This head from a nearly lifesize figure of the Buddha reflects the late Gupta artistic idiom. In an effort to represent the Buddha’s enlightenment and his inward-looking meditative nature, the artist abstracted and idealized his physical features, especially evident in the articulation of the eyes and the intersecting convex planes of his cheeks and forehead. 5th / 6th century Uttar Pradesh, India

Head of a Buddha - This head from a nearly lifesize figure of the Buddha reflects the late Gupta artistic idiom. In an effort to represent the Buddha’s enlightenment and his inward-looking meditative nature, the artist abstracted and idealized his physical features, especially evident in the articulation of the eyes and the intersecting convex planes of his cheeks and forehead. 5th / 6th century Uttar Pradesh, India

Head of Shiva as an ascetic north India, 5th century AD Mathura sculpture.  The Gupta aesthetic spread widely across the subcontinent, and it would underlie the later sculpture both of India and of lands far beyond her borders.

Head of Shiva as an ascetic north India, 5th century AD Mathura sculpture. The Gupta aesthetic spread widely across the subcontinent, and it would underlie the later sculpture both of India and of lands far beyond her borders.

Monumental Buddha/Bodhisattva India, Uttar Pradesh, Mathura region Dedicated during the reign of Kushan Emperor Huviska (106-140 A.D.) - Carlton Rochell Asian Art

Monumental Buddha/Bodhisattva India, Uttar Pradesh, Mathura region Dedicated during the reign of Kushan Emperor Huviska (106-140 A.D.) - Carlton Rochell Asian Art

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