SSC History Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-1

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    Consider the following materials:
    1. Stone
    2. Stucco
    3. Marble
    Which of the above is/are used by the Gandhara school of sculpture of ancient India?

    A)  1 only 

    B)  1 and 2 only

    C)  2 and 3 only    

    D)  1, 2 and 3

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] Gandhara School was based on Greco-Roman norms encapsulating foreign techniques and an alien spirit. It is also known as Greco-Buddhist School of art. The foreign influence is evident from the sculptures of Buddha in which they 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 were the example of the Gandhara School. The other materials used were Mud, Lime, and Stucco. However, 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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