The Gupta dynasty, which reigned over a large part of the Indian territory from the 4th to the 6th century, introduced a style that can be described by the epithet "classic". From formulas created step by step during the previous centuries, Gupta art set a certain number of these formulas in a well defined style. This style had a huge influence, not only in India but also in all the Asian regions touched by Indian influence. This style will stay long after the Gupta dynasty disappeared. It was a basis for local styles, often admirable, like the Baraboudour in Java (8th century).