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The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York  Drawing together objects from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and the western reaches of Central Asia—regions connected in the sixth century A.D. through trade, military conquest, and the diffusion of Buddhism—“Buddhism along the Silk Road: 5th–8th Century” illuminates a remarkable moment of artistic exchange.     Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara) | Standing Buddha | ca. 3rd–4th century

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Drawing together objects from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and the western reaches of Central Asia—regions connected in the sixth century A.D. through trade, military conquest, and the diffusion of Buddhism—“Buddhism along the Silk Road: 5th–8th Century” illuminates a remarkable moment of artistic exchange. Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara) | Standing Buddha | ca. 3rd–4th century