By Keith Christiansen
Many black and white and colour pictures of work. contains background and outlines.
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The early Gupta date, then, is certain, and only the provenance remains to be explained. During the Gupta period, art seems to have been decentralized, no longer confined to the urban and nearby monastic centers where the monuments had been concentrated during Kusana times. 64 Similarly, in Eastern India we can with good reason imagine that this was a time when monuments were installed distant from the traditional urban and religious centers, though along routes that were now increasingly well traveled.
D. Only the foundation of a temple can be seen at the site, probably the Gupta temple mentioned in the inscription,31 but no sculptures remain. A copperplate from Pahapur, best known as the site of the Somapura vihara, whose stupa is a product of the late eighth century, is dated in the year 159, almost surely of the Gupta era. 33 However, his full epithet, pafica-stupa-nikdyika-nigranthasramandcdryya, could apply to a Buddhist as well if the word nigrantha were taken literally to mean a person without attachment to material possessions.
Neither temple can be identified, even in ruins, but obviously they did exist, as did many other monuments in Bengal that no longer remain. Another temple is mentioned in the copperplate inscription of the year 128 from Baigram in Bogra District, the ancient Vaylgrama. D. Only the foundation of a temple can be seen at the site, probably the Gupta temple mentioned in the inscription,31 but no sculptures remain. A copperplate from Pahapur, best known as the site of the Somapura vihara, whose stupa is a product of the late eighth century, is dated in the year 159, almost surely of the Gupta era.
A Caravaggio Rediscovered The Lute Player by Keith Christiansen