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The Fasting Buddha (Unknown)

Listed under Works of Art in Lahore, Pakistan.

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'The extreme realism in the treatment of the Buddha's emaciated body is characteristic of Gandharan interests but not commonly employed in the rest of India, where there is a much stronger tendency to idealize and generalize in the depiction of deified beings. The sinews and bones of the Buddha's body are revealed beneath the barest amount of flesh that still remains. The realism characteristic of this work, and in particular the familiarity with the details of human anatomy, is inherited from the Hellenic worlds in which there was a preoccupation with detailed depictions of physical reality.' Kaladarshanarts

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This same writing i have read in some other site, you are a copier

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Yes, it's from the site that we link to at the bottom of the text: Kaladarshan Arts, So we're attributing our use of their text.

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