Seller: bcadartalexander (202) 100%, Location: Bronx, New York, Ships to: US, Item: 221348987211 GANDHARAN SCHIST FRIEZE OF ATTENDANTS. C. 300 A.D. VERY FINE, FAR EASTERN GANDHARAN SCHIST FRIEZE ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT OF ATTENDANTS, WITH SOME MINERAL DEPOSITS. 8 1/2 " H. w/STAND (5 1/2" H. w/o) EX- KAPOOR COLLECTION Gandhāra is noted for the distinctive Gandhāra style of Buddhist art, which developed out of a merger of Greek, Syrian, Persian, and Indian artistic influence. This development began during the Parthian Period (50 BC – AD 75). Gandhāran style flourished and achieved its peak during the Kushan period, from the 1st to the 5th century. It declined and suffered destruction after invasion of the White Huns in the 5th century. Stucco as well as stone was widely used by sculptors in Gandhara for the decoration of monastic and cult buildings. Stucco provided the artist with a medium of great plasticity, enabling a high degree of expressiveness to be given to the sculpture. Sculpting in stucco was popular wherever Buddhism spread from Gandhara - India, Afghanistan, Central Asia and China.