Clay Statuary From Tepe Sardar. Ghazni, Ghazni Province.
There were only two chapels on the north side of the stupa square. One contained only the feet of a colossal seated figure. The other, however, contained the remains a reclining figure of Buddha entering Nirvana. It is one of the singular sculptures found in Afghanistan. Originally over 15 meters long, the Buddha lies on a couch with his head resting on his right hand set against two pillows. It dates from the last phase of Tepe Sardar's existence, in the early 8th century.
Photo: Maurizio Taddei
- acku Afghanistan
- Image Size
- 4506x4200 / 3.3MB
- Contained in galleries
- NATIONAL MUSEUM II: CE (Common Era)