UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-4

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    Consider the following characteristics of an architecture type.
    1. Use of spotted red sandstone    2. Use of Yaksha prototype
    3. Promoted by Kushans
    Identify the school of architecture based on the above characteristics.

    A)  Gandhara school          

    B)  Amaravati school

    C)     Mathura, school

    D)                    (d) Sanchi school

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] Gandhara school used grey stone, Mathura school used spotted red sandstone and Amaravati school used white marble. There is no Sanchi school of architecture. Yaksha prototype was mainly used in the Mathura school and it was promoted by Kushans.

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