4 Tutorials that teach Buddhist Halls and the Gandhara Period
Take your pick:
Buddhist Halls and the Gandhara Period

Buddhist Halls and the Gandhara Period

Author: Aleisha Olson

This lesson will present a few examples of ancient Indian art prior to 300 AD.

See More

Try Sophia’s Art History Course. For Free.

Our self-paced online courses are a great way to save time and money as you earn credits eligible for transfer to over 2,000 colleges and universities.*

Begin Free Trial
No credit card required

27 Sophia partners guarantee credit transfer.

245 Institutions have accepted or given pre-approval for credit transfer.

* The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE Credit®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for 21 of Sophia’s online courses. More than 2,000 colleges and universities consider ACE CREDIT recommendations in determining the applicability to their course and degree programs.


This lesson discusses the architectural features of Chaiya Halls and the characteristics of Gandharan art.

Notes on "Buddhist Halls and the Gandhara Period"


(00:00-00:31) Introduction

(00:32-02:43) Chaitya Halls

(02:44-04:56) Gandhara Style

(04:57-05:21) What did we learn?


Image of Chaitya Hall, Karle, India, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Karla_chaitya_stupa.JPG; Image of Standing Buddha, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:TNMStandingBuddha.jpg


Terms to Know
  • 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.