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The Gandhara School of Art was influenced by ______ art.
1. Korean and Mongolian
2. Persian and Turkish
3. Greek and Roman
4. Chinese and Japanese

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Greek and Roman

The correct answer is Greek and Roman.

  • Gandhara School was based on Greek-Roman norms encapsulating foreign techniques and an alien spirit.
  • It is also known as the Graeco-Buddhist School of art. 
  • The foreign influence is evident from the sculptures of Buddha in which bear resemblance to the Greek sculptures.
  • Grey sandstone (Blue-grey Mica schist to be precise) is used in Gandhara School of Art. 

  • The Bamyan Buddha of Afghanistan was the example of the Gandhara School. 
  •  Marble was NOT used in Gandhara art. 
  • Terracotta was used rarely.
  • Bimaran Casket has yielded the earliest specimen of the Gandhara Art.

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