Buddhist Statues

The great stupa of Amaravati was adorned with limestone reliefs depicting scenes of the Budhha's life and surrounded with free standing Buddha figures.Amaravati artists created beautiful human images which outnumber those of religious nature. The figures and images of males and females carved under the influence of this school have been regarded as some of the best among the contemporaries not only from the point of view of their size, physical beauty and expression of human emotions but also from the point of view of composition.

The female figures in different moods and poses are in particular its best creations. The Amaravati School had a profound influence on surrounding schools of art. Its products were carried to Ceylon and Southeast Asian countries and had a marked effect on the indigenous styles. Its influence on later south Indian sculpture is also very evident.