|Earliest representations of the Buddha, half Eastern, half Western (Buddhist Triad/wiki)|
|The Buddha's family, the Shakyans, were Scythians from west of ancient "India"|
|The Buddha, Gandhara/Afghan (Boonlieng flickr)|
Buddhism arrived in ancient Greece before arriving in China, and Greco-Buddhist art is a strong example of cultural syncretism between eastern and western traditions.
|Indo-Greco Buddhist art (wiki)|