SSC History Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-7

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    Which one of the following is not a feature of Gandhara style of Buddha images?

    A)  In seated position they are almost always shown cross-legged

    B)  The ears are shown elongated

    C)  They are never shown with a shaved head

    D)  They are always shown in abhaya mudra

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] The Gandharan Buddha image was inspired by Hellenistic realism, tempered by Persian, Scythian, and Parthian models. Sculptors constructed Buddhist images with anatomical accuracy, spatial depth, and foreshortening. In this art, Buddha's curls were altered into wavy hair. The Buddha or Gandhar art is sometimes very thin, which is opposite in Mathura art. It looks like the Mathura, Gandhara arts cross-fertilized in due course of time, and the bulky Mathura Buddha gradually gave way to the slender elegance of the Gandharan image. The result of this synthesis ennobled, refined, and purified the Buddha image that appeared in the Gupta period. This Gupta style became the model for Southeast Asian Buddha images.

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