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Greco-Buddhist art developed over a period of close to 1000 years in Central Asia, between the conquests of Alexander the Great in the 4th century BCE, and the Islamic conquests of the 7th century CE and Is characterized by the strong idealistic realism and sensuous description and of Hellenistic art and the first representations of the Buddha in human form.

Bodhisattva Head. China, Northern Qi Dynasty (550-577). Limestone. Height: 10.5 inches (29 cm). Asia Week New York

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Afghanistan or Pakistan, Ancient Gandhara, Head of Buddha, 3rd-5th century, Stucco with traces of red pigment, 18.2 x 11.0 x 11.7 cm | The Art Institute of Chicago.

Seated Buddha, 1st-mid-2nd C. This small bronze greco-indian Buddha is probably one of the earliest iconic representations of Shakyamuni. Gandhara (ancient Pakistand. He sits in a yogic posture holding his right hand in abhaya mudra (a gesture of approachability).