Fragment of a Bodhisattva from Afghanistan

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published on 18 October 2017

This fragment of a bodhisattva comes from the Kapica province of Afghanistan and once belonged to the Monastery of Shotorak. It was made in the 2nd or 3rd century CE. (Musée Guimet, Paris)



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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and its Communications Director.

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