The Boddhisattva is holding a Padma (lotus), has large shoulders, and has three bents in the body creating a movement in the picture space.
The Buddha is shown seated on a throne in the padmasana. It represents Dhammachackra Pravartana as can be seen from the figures on the throne.
Buddha Gandhara school of Art: The Buddha head from Taxila in the Gandhara region, now in Pakistan, dates back to the second century CE and belongs to the Kushana Period.
Mathura School of Art: A distinct way of sculpting practiced at Mathura makes the images found here different from those at other centers in the country.
Sanchi, about 50 km from Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, is a world heritage site. Along with other relatively small stupas, there are three main stupas at Sanchi.
Maurya Empire, founded by Chandragupta Maurya in 322 BCE was a powerful historical power in South Asia based on the city of Magadha.