Ghandara, Bactria and Indian Art
Gandhara was originally a province of the Persian Empire, then passed to Chandragupta, in the late 4th cent. BC. In the mid-3rd century it converted to Buddhism, and was part of Bactria from the late 3rd - 1st century BC. Gandhara developed a noted school of sculpture, consisting mainly of images of Buddha and reliefs representing scenes from Buddhist texts, but with marked Greco-Roman elements of style.