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Buddhist sculpture


  Stone heads and reliefs   
 

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

 


  Stucco   
 

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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