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Asian Art 6b. Buddhist Art in India II

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Questions

  1. The Buddha is usually represented as having a dual identity–a royal figure and an enlightened being. How is this dual identity signified visually?
  2. List 1 similarity and 1 difference between the Great Chaitya Hall at Karle (introduced this Monday) and the Ajanta Cave 26.

Reading Assignment

Required

  • Lee, pp. 99-109, 122-123
  • Neave, pp. 14-19

Recommended

  • Tourist’s circumambulation inside Ajanta Cave 26

Key Works

Seated Buddha

Grey schist; h. 42″ (106.68 cm), w. 23″ (58.42 cm), d. 8 1/2″ (21.59 cm)

Kushan period, 2nd-3rd cent.

Gandhara, Parkistan

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

http://collection.cmoa.org/CollectionDetail.aspx?item=1018043&retPrompt=Back+to+Results&retUrl=CollectionSearch.aspx%3flocation%3dArt%2bbefore%2b1300%2bGallery%26page%3d5

Seated Buddha with attendants

Red sandstone; 36 5/8 x 33 5/8 x 6 5/16″ (93 x 85.4 x 16 cm)

Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India

Kushan period, 82 CE

Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth

https://www.kimbellart.org/collection-object/seated-buddha-two-attendants

Ajanta Cave 26

Maharashtra, India

Gupta period, late 5th cent.

Buddha in stupa

Reclining Buddha (Nirvana Buddha)

 

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