Consider the following statements:
1. Both Maurya art and Gandhara school were influenced by Greek Art
2. Buddha image from Sarnath is a distinct example of Hellenistic influence on Kusana art
Which among the above is / are correct statements?

Answer: [A] Only 1

The second statement is incorrect because the Sarnath Buddha is an example of Gupta art. Three most outstanding examples of Gupta art are the seated Buddha image from Sarnath, the inscribed image of the standing Buddha in the Mathura Museum, and the colossal copper statue of the Buddha (about 7% feet high) from Sultanganj, now in the Birmingham Museum.

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