The Great Stupa Sculptures
The 2000-year-old sculptures from Amaravati are among the greatest treasures at the British Museum.
Depicting Buddhist themes and events in the life of the Buddha, they once embellished the Great Stupa at Amaravati, one of the most important religious sites of ancient India.
From golden age, to ruin, to the rediscovery of its relics, this film tells the history of this once breathtaking monument. It explains, too, the iconography and symbolism of some of its finest surviving sculptures and explores and celebrates the artistic traditions and extraordinary craftsmanship that lie behind them
Release Date: 13 July 2009
Certificate: E - Exempt from Certification
Sound: Dolby Digital
Main Language: English