Statue of Guatama Buddha from Gandhara

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 21 November 2015
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Buddha was a Hindu prince (c. 500 BCE) who renounced the world to become a wondering ascetic. This hornblende schist rock statue depicts Buddha cross-legged in meditation. From the Gandhara school, India, 200-300 CE. (National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK)

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2015, November 21). Statue of Guatama Buddha from Gandhara. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4173/statue-of-guatama-buddha-from-gandhara/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Statue of Guatama Buddha from Gandhara." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 21, 2015. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4173/statue-of-guatama-buddha-from-gandhara/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Statue of Guatama Buddha from Gandhara." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 21 Nov 2015. Web. 23 Sep 2021.