Ancient India Sculptures
By: Cameron G., Jessie Kate, and Stevan
The sculptures were a great artistic achievement in the Gupta Empire. Many of the statues portrayed the ancient Hindu and Buddha deities. They also depicted important events in peoples lives. They were carved on walls of temples and caves, and some stood on their own. They show what people of this time wore and how they thought and lived.
Some of the most signifigant works of art were those depicting gods and deities. Often, the most important statues in Buddhism were those showing Buddha and his teachings. Animals were also shown as deities of gods, therefore making them sacred and holy. One of the surviving images to today is that of the Buddha in many shapes and forms.