A statue of the Buddha from the 2nd century B.C.
This is an excellent example of Gandhara art, a style unique in its blending of classical Greek and Asian culture in the wake of Alexander’s conquests, which established Greek speaking kingdoms as far east as Afghanistan.

A statue of the Buddha from the 2nd century B.C.

This is an excellent example of Gandhara art, a style unique in its blending of classical Greek and Asian culture in the wake of Alexander’s conquests, which established Greek speaking kingdoms as far east as Afghanistan.

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