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Buddhist sculpture

  Stone heads and reliefs   

The schist reliefs in the Gandhara style sometimes have narrative subjects.



With strong reminiscences from Hellenism in the elegant definition of the Buddhist types.


  Painted clay   

Fragments of sculpture in stone (usually schist but sometimes limestone), stucco, and clay. The objects are often single images, usually a Buddha or Bodhisattva, but sometime also male or female donor figures.

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