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Ancient Indian Art until 300 AD

Ancient Indian Art until 300 AD

Author: Erin Aldana
This lesson will present a few examples of ancient Indian art prior to 300 AD.
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This lesson will explore a few examples of ancient Indian art.

Notes on "Ancient Indian Art until 300 AD"


(0:00-0:20) Key terms

(0:21-1:20) Exterior of Karla

(1:21-1:53) Interior space, stupa and columns

(1:54-3:05) Entrance sculptures

(3:06-4:23) Gandhara Buddha

(4:24-5:15) Summary and conclusion

Key Terms

Chaitya hall

A prayer hall in a Buddhist or Jain shrine.

Gandhara style

Stucco or stone sculptures, a style of Buddhist art which showed Greek and Indian influences.

Image Credits

Exterior of Karla caves, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Karla_caves1-N-MH-M76.JPG, Karla from outside, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Karla_from_outside.JPG, Karla Leni, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Karla_Leni.jpg , Chaitya stupa, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Karla_chaitya_stupa.JPG,  Karla inside view, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Karla_Inside_view.JPG, Elephant sculptures at Karla, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Karla05.jpg, Gandhara Buddha, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gandhara_Buddha_(tnm).jpeg, left side of the east pediment of the Parthenon, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pediments_of_the_Parthenon-British_Museum-2.jpg, Yaksha from Great Stupa at Sanchi, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sanchi_stupa,_gate_detail.jpg