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Early Stone Sculpture of Nepal

Early Stone Sculpture of Nepal

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Published by Min Bahadur shakya
It describes the early Buddhist stone sculpture found in Lumbini and Kathmandu valley
It describes the early Buddhist stone sculpture found in Lumbini and Kathmandu valley

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EARLY BUDDHIST SCULPTURES OF NEPAL

By: Min Bahadur Shakya Director NAGARJUNA INSTITUTE OF EXACT METHODS

CONTENTS
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Background Theme Early Buddhist sculptures at Lumbini Sculptures of Kathmandu Conclusion

THEME

Stone sculptures found in Lumbini and Kathmandu valley

BUDDHIST SCULPTURES IN LUMBINI
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Nativity Sculpture Head of the Buddha - Sandstone Siddhartha and Yasodhara Terracotta Bodhisattva An Image of Bodhisattva (Maitreya) Marker Stone Broken Piece of Asokan Pillar

Nativity Sculpture

Head of the Buddha - Sandstone

Siddhartha and Yasodhara

Terracotta Bodhisattva

An Image of Bodhisattva (Maitreya)

A Marker Stone

A Broken Piece of Asokan Pillar

BUDDHIST SCULPTURES IN KATHMANDU
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Headless torso found at Harigaon now at national museum Virupaksa image at Pashupati Standing Buddha Chabahil-5th century Seated Buddha-6th century –Kontivahi Standing Buddha at Ramshah Path, 7th century Caturvyuha Chaitya at Svayambhu dated 4/5th century Caturvyuha caitya at Nagbahal Hiti Contd..

BUDDHIST SCULPTURES IN KATHMANDU
...Contd  Buddha flanked by Bodhisattvas (Guita Bahi, Patan 6th century)  Standing Buddha at Yampivihara, Patan, 6th century  Standing Buddha at Bangemudha, Kathmandu -5th century  Standing buddha, Nakabahil – 10th Century  Maitreya Buddha at Svayambhu dated 5th-6th century  A fragment of Mara's Temptation of Buddha (6th century)  A monolothic Stupa from Mahakal sthan, Tundikhel, Kathmandu circa 5th century Contd..

BUDDHIST SCULPTURES IN KATHMANDU
...Contd  The Monolithic Stupa of Bhagavan bahal, Thanbahi, circa 6-7 century  The Chaitya at Dhvakabaha, 7th century  A beautiful monolithic Chaitya from Teku, Kathmandu circa 5th-6th century  Decorated chaityas with Buddhas on them from 7th centuries, Thanbahi, Kathmandu  Bodhisattva Padmapani at Ganabahal (550 A.D)  Four Padmapani images at Kvabahal

Headless torso found at Harigaon now at national museum
According

to Lain singh Bangdel, the figure was identified as King Harivarma dated 185 A.D.

Virupaksa Image at Pasupati dated 4/5 century

Standing Buddha (Chabahil – 5th Century)

Seated Buddha – 6th Century - Kontivahi

Standing Buddha at Ramshah Path – 7th Century

Caturvyuha Caitya at Svayambhu – 4/5th Century

Caturvyuha Caitya at Nagbahal Hiti

Buddha Flanked by Bodhisattvas (Guita Bahi, Patan – 6th Century)

Standing Buddha at Yampivihara, Patan – 6th Century

Standing Buddha at Bangemudha, Kathmandu – 5th Century

Standing Buddha at Nakabahil, Lalitpur – 10th Century

Maitreya Buddha at Svayambhu – 5th-6th Century

A Fragment of Mara’s Temptation of Buddha – 6th Century

A Monolithic Stupa from Mahakal Sthan, Tundikhel, Kathmandu – circa 5th Century

The Monolithic Stupa of Bhagavan Bahal, Thanbahi – circa 6-7th Century

The Caitya at Dhvakabaha – 7th Century

A Beautiful Monolithic Caitya from Teku, Kathmandu – circa 5-6th Century

Decorated Caityas with Buddhas on them from 7th Century, Thambahi, Kathmandu

Bodhisattva Padmapani at Ganabahal (550 A.D.)

Four Padmapani Images at Kvabahal

Four Padmapani Images at Kvabahal

CONCLUSION

Through the study of these sculptures we can conclude that all forms of Indian art were transmitted to Nepal and Nepalese Sculptors in turn created their own Newar style of art forms establishing indigenous artistic identity.

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