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The succeeding Gupta period (320) in north India, from the fourth to the sixth century, witnessed the creation of an "ideal image" of the Buddha. With their downward glance and spiritual aura, hair arranged in tiny curls, and sensuous body visible beneath a transparent robe, Gupta Buddhas became the model for future generations of artists in India, Nepal, Thailand, and Indonesia.
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Standing Buddha, headless, Indian, Gupta period (320-510), 320-510, Red sikri sandstone, 134.6 cm H x 58.4 cm W x 30.4 cm D (53BUDDHA 
India, state of Bihar 
11th century 
Bronze with traces of gold and silver 
Gift of Dr. David R. Nalin,  S1992.55


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