Bamiyan: Analyzing Buddhist Art

built around 618 CE during the Hephthalites reign.

  • Also called Salsal = male figure
  • Fully destructed on 2001 by Taliban
  • Located in Bamiyan valley of Hazarajat region in
    Central Afghanistan.
  • Had a height of 175ft
  • Made of stone but several people debate about
    what materials were used to cover them.
  • Buddhas considered a powerful place
  • Guardian of valley
  • It has a robe carved in a classical style.
  • Symbolizes the cultural richness of this national
  • Surrounded by caves where Monks lived
  • Caves have religious sanctuaries and bright colors,
    sharing the culture of Gandhara.
Author: Anahi Lopez Patino

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