aug 25, 800 - Buddha
Cut rock with plaster and polychrome paint
Bamiyan Afghanistan; Gandharan
Before their destruction, they were considered to be the largest Buddha in the world
Bamiyan is strategically located along the Silk Route. This was a series of trade routes that connected the East to the West; carrying both materials and ideas.
Area around the feel and head were carved in the round so that worshippers could circumambulate.
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