Displayed at the Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh, this sculpture of the Buddhist deity Hariti is a fine example of Gandharan art. The sculpture reflects the Greek/Hellenistic cultural influence in the region and bears an inscription in the Kharosthi script. A contemporary of the widely used Brahmi script, Kharosthi was once dominant in the north-western region of India. Here is a question for you about the person who deciphered the script.
This quiz has been created by the Heritage Lab and the Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh.