How do you distinguish between Gandhara and Mathura school of arts?
1.While Gandhara School of arts was heavily influenced by Greek-Roman style, the Mathura school of arts was predominantly Indian in features
2.While grey sandstone was main raw material used in Gandhara School, white spotted red sandstone was main raw material used in Mathura School
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
Both are correct statements
Kindly, note that in Mathura schools of arts, there was no foreign influence.However, later it cross fertilized with the Gandhara school, and in Mathura schools of arts, the halo around the head of Buddha was profusely decorated. Gandhara school of arts had strong Greek influence.
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