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Kushan Period in Indian Art

Asian Art, India, Northern India, Kushan Period

Works of Art (19)

Birth of the Buddha, Kushan period, Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara, probably Takht-i-Bahi), Stone (1987.417.1)
The Buddha's First Sermon at Sarnath, ca. 2nd century; Pakistan, ancient region of Gandhara, Schist (1980.527.4)
Coin of Kanishka, ca. 130 A.D.; Pakistan, ancient region of Gandhara, Gold (99.35.3024)
Death of the Buddha (Parinirvana), 2nd–4th century; Pakistan, ancient region of Gandhara, Schist (L.1993.69.4)
Dish with Apollo and Daphne, ca. 1st century B.C.; Pakistan, ancient region of Gandhara, Schist (1987.142.307)
Door guardian (dvarapala) with a bow, ca. 4th century; Pakistan, ancient region of Gandhara, Stucco (1991.132)
The Dream of Queen Maya, Kushan period, 1st century A.D., Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara, probably Takht-i-Bahi), Schist (1976.402)
Fasting Siddhartha, Kushan period, ca. 3rd century, Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara), Schist (1987.218.5)
Garland holder with a winged celestial, mid-1st century A.D.; Pakistan, ancient region of Gandhara, Schist (1987.142.213)
Gift of Anathapindada, Kushan period, 2nd–3rd century, Pakistan, ancient region of Gandhara, Schist with traces of gold foil (1987.142.1)
Head of Buddha, ca. 4th century; Pakistan, ancient region of Gandhara, Stucco with traces of paint (13.96.4)
Inscribed reliquary donated by King Indravarman, dated 5–6 A.D.; Pakistan, ancient region of Gandhara, Bajaur Valley, Schist (1987.142.70a,b)
Monumental bodhisattva head, 4th–5th century; Pakistan, ancient region of Gandhara, Stucco (1977.191)
Roundel with the Buddhist goddess Hariti, ca. 1st century A.D.; Pakistan, ancient region of Gandhara, Silver, gold foil (1981.460.2)
Seated Buddha, 1st–mid-2nd century A.D.; Pakistan, ancient region of Gandhara, Bronze with traces of gold leaf (2003.593.1)
Stair riser with marine deities or boatmen, ca. 1st century A.D.; Pakistan, probably Swat valley, Serpentinite (13.96.21)
Standing Bodhisattva Maitreya, Buddha of the Future, ca. 3rd century; Pakistan, ancient region of Gandhara, Schist (13.96.17)
Torso of a monumental bodhisattva, ca. 5th century; Pakistan, ancient region of Gandhara, probably Sahri Bahlol workshop, Schist (1995.419)
Votive panels, Kushan dynasty, ca. 3rd century A.D., Bactria (northern Afghanistan), Terracotta and gouache (2000.42.2,4)