Archaeology Odyssey 8:2, March/April 2005

East Meets West

How Greek Art Influenced Monumental Pillars of India’s Emperor Ashoka

By Elizabeth Rosen Stone

No two artistic traditions seem more unlike than those of India and Greece. The multi-headed, multi-armed figures of Indian sculpture appear to be mystical and cosmic, worlds away from the earthy verisimilitude of ancient Greek statuary.

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