Gupta Sculptures • Where/ When they were made? • Why they were made? • Examples of Gupta sculptures
India • Started in c. 320 ce • Guptas • Eastern region of Central India, Magadha • 320-450 CE • Collapsed c. 500 CE
Buddhism/Hinduism • Buddhism reached its greatest influence in India/ Hinduism began to rise in popularity. • Guptas supported Hinduism • Temple reliefs • Stories in stone
Krishna vs Keshi (Demon Horse) • From Uttar Pradesh 5th cent. India • Terracotta • www.metmuseum.org/toah/ho/05/ssa/hob_1991.300.htm
Flying Vidyadharas • From Gwalior, Gupta 5th cent.
Standing Buddha • Standing Buddha, Gupta period (ca. 319–500), 5th centuryUttar Pradesh, Mathura, IndiaPurchase, Enid A. Haupt Gift, 1979 (1979.6)http://www.metmuseum.org/works_of_art/viewOnezoom.asp?dep=6&zoomFlag=1&viewmode=0&item=1979%2E6
Sites Cited • www.metmuseum.org/toah/ho/05/ssa/hob_1991.300.htm • http://www.metmuseum.org/works_of_art/viewOnezoom.asp?dep=6&zoomFlag=1&viewmode=0&item=1979%2E6