Beyond Boundaries: Buddhist Art of Gandhara

April 30–October 3, 2021

Northern India’s Gandharan region was a crossroads of power, culture, and art from the second to ninth centuries. Rare sculptural images of the Buddha and his life story reflect cultural exchanges between the Hellenistic world and the native artistic traditions of India.

 

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  • Tyche, Gandhara, third century; schist; 36 ¼ in. high; on long-term loan from a private collection. Image courtesy of Christie’s.

  • Seated Buddha, Gandhara, second or third century; schist; 41 ¾ in. high; on long-term loan from a private collection. Image courtesy of Christie’s.

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