Bodhisattva at the Seattle Asian Art Museum

Bodhisattva, Asian Art Museum, Seattle

I snapped this on my iPhone yesterday at Seattle’s Asian Art Museum. The pose and style of the statue look Greco-Roman because they are. It’s a Gandharan statue of the Buddha before his enlightenment, when he was still the “Bodhisatta.”

Gandhara, now in Pakistan, was in the Classical Greek sphere of interest, and it’s where the first Buddha images were made.

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