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Wall painting
NMA Object 4
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This is famous wall paintings from Bamyan featuring amalgamation of Gandhara and Central Asian art.

History of the Object
It is a circular wall painting depicting a central Buddha in dharmachkra mudra sitting on a lotus throne, and surrounded by eleven seated Buddha in dhyana mudra.

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Type
Painting 
Materials
Unbaked clay 
Measurements
Height; 88.50, Width; 93 cm 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Bamiyan 
Geography
Afghanistan 
Time period
AD 6th century ~ AD 9th century 
Creation date
500 CE -800 CE, Kushan period 
Function
To decorate walls 
Acquisition
Excavated from Dare Kakrak in province of Bamiyan, by AIA(Afghanistan Institute of Archaeology) and DAFA 
Copyright
National Museum of Afghanistan  
Acknowledgements
National Museum of Afghanistan  
Owner
National Museum of Afghanistan  
Museum
National Museum of Afghanistan 
Credit line
National Museum of Afghanistan  

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