Thursday, January 10, 2019

2000-Year-Old Buddha Statue from Pakistan on Loan to Swiss Museum

By Anne Wisman
The Buddha statue being prepared for transport to Switzerland. From
The Peshawar Museum in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has lent an approximately 2000-year-old, monumental Buddha statue to the Rietberg Museum in Zurich, Switzerland, where it will be exhibited to the public from 12 December 2018 to 31 March 2019. The three-and-a-half-meter tall statue, titled Buddha Shakyamuni, will be the flagship display of the “Next Stop Nirvana – Approaches to Buddhism” exhibit at the museum. According to Asif Raza, the curator of Peshawar Museum, the Buddha statue is nearly 2000-year-old, estimated to have been sculpted between the first and the third centuries CE. [More]