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This section presents a list of terms, concepts, illustrations and figures relevant to the analysis of archaeological excavations conducted at Sonkh. The foregoing chronological study of sculptures reveals that the region of Mathura was the seat of a fully developed school of art and architecture for more than two hundred and fifty years prior to the reign of Kaniṣka. Sculptural styles evolved without hiatus from ca. 150 BCE through the beginning of the second century CE, the art of each successive period imbuing familiar forms with new modes of expression.

Keywords: archaeological excavations; Kaniṣka reign; Mathura; second century CE; Sonkh



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