Buddhist Images

The early Budhhas and Bodhisattavas of the Mathura School are fleshy figures with little spirituality about them but later they developed grace and religious feeling. The attempt to display spiritual strength by a circle behind the faces of the images began with the Mathura School. The Mathura artists also carved out images of Brahmanical divinities. Popular Brahmanical Gods, Shiva and Vishnu were represented alone and sometimes with their consorts Parvati and lakshmi.Images of many other Brahmanical deities were also faithfully executed in stone. The most striking remains are the beautiful female figures of yaksinis, naginis and apsaras.