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Influence of Buddhism on Ancient Indian Art

Influence of Buddhism on Ancient Indian Art

Author: Erin Aldana
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This lesson will discuss the influence of Buddhism on ancient Indian art.

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Image of Ashokan Pillar at Feroze shah Kotla, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Ashoka_Pillar.JPG, Ashoka pillar with Lions, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AshokaLions.jpg, Yakshi Holding a Fly Whisk, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Yakshini.jpg

TERMS TO KNOW
  • Mauryan Period

    One of the largest ancient Indian Empires during the 4th to 2nd century BC.

  • Ashoka

    An important Buddhist king of 3rd century BC India, known for his edicts, posted at the top of monumental pillars.

  • Sarnath

    An important pilgrimage site where the Buddhist Sangha came into existence through the enlightenment of Kondanna.

  • Ashokan Pillars

    Pillars inscribed with the edicts by Mauryan king Ashoka.

  • Edicts

    Orders commanded by an authority or supreme ruler.

  • Axis Mundi

    In religion or mythology, the center or connection between heaven and earth; the point where communication can occur between higher and lower regions.

  • Aniconic

    Not allowing images, or idols.