Art from Home: Stories of Cultural Connections
Bodhisattva and the Orator
These two figures wear flowing, pleated garments in which particular care has been taken with the sculpting of the drapery. They show the influence that Greek art, diffused by the conquests of Alexander the Great, continued to have over the centuries and across a vast geographical area. In the 4th century BCE, Alexander’s empire stretched from the Mediterranean to the borders of India. The sculpture on the left is Roman while the one on the right is from Gandhara, in what is now Pakistan. They show that, from the same source, the two geographically separate cultures developed very different aesthetics.
LAD 2009.009|H 136 cm, LAD 2011.026|169 x 59 x 40 cm
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