Afghanistan 1969-1974

Copyright © Dr. Volker Thewalt 1969 / 2002

Zwei sitzende Buddhas
Kakrak, Fragment aus der bemalten Kuppel des Sanktuariums. Linker Teil, H. ca. 77 cm
Photo : Thewalt 1969 (mus_kabul1_1)

Vgl. Francine Tissot 2006, Catalogue of the National Museum of Afghanistan 1931-1985, UNESCO publishing 2006, Paris, p. 117:
T.Sh.p.Ka. 229.3. Exc. no. K.16, H 0.77; Painted clay. MDAFA, III, Pl. LXXIII, fig. 87; Tarzi, B 158; L.N.
Two Buddhas seated to the right of the king.

A second Buddhist monastic site was excavated in the Kakrak valley south-east of Bamiyan. Along with a smaller Buddha statue than those of Bamiyan, some dwellings of Buddhist monks were found in the main precinct. The paintings in the grottoes were removed and taken to the Kabul Museum by Joseph Hackin. The best known is a figure of the 'hunter-king' and his dog. The site is thought to date a little later than the main site in Bamiyan.