Mauryan art in India – 300 to 100 BC

By |2019-09-05T05:41:56-07:00September 13th, 2017|India|2 Comments

Buddha comes down from heaven. Butkara I, Swat Valley, Pakistan, 100s BC. (Now in Swat Museum.) The rise of Buddhism in India during the Mauryan Empire brought with it a new interest in carving the stories of the Buddha's life. And Indian artists were now seeing scenes from Greek mythology on the metopes [...]