Large Buddha, Bamiyan. Bamiyan Province.
The basic form of the Buddha figure was carved into the rock at the back of the niche, and then covered with a layer of mud and straw over which an assemblage of cords were draped to represent the folds of a monastic cloak. These were covered with a fine limestone plaster and then painted red as traces confirm. The face was always left blank, covered with a gold leaf plaque depicting the facial features. This fitted into a slot inside the chin, but it disappeared long ago, as did the missing hands also made of gilded metal. The right hand was raised in the attitude of reassurance.Add to Lightbox Download
- acku Afghanistan
- Image Size
- 4328x6411 / 4.1MB
- Contained in galleries
- NATIONAL MUSEUM II: CE (Common Era)