Mathura School

The School of art that developed at Mathura has been called the Mathura School. Its origin has been traced back to the middle of the 2nd century AD but it was only in the 1st century AD that its genuine progress began. The artists of Mathura used the spotted red sandstone for making images. Though the Mathura school owed much to the earlier Indian traditions, it also borrowed from the Gandhara School and adopted more than one Greco-Roman motif. In its early phase the Mathura School was probably inspired by Jainism as we find that many figures of cross-legged naked tirthankaras in meditation were carved by Mathura craftsmen.

1. Buddhist Images
2. Royal Statues