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The Manushi Buddha

The Manushi Buddha
Item Code: ZA61
Wood Sculpture
8.1" x 4.5" x 3.1"
0.6 kg
Indian art is inspired by religion' say scholars. Indeed, there is a holistic vision expressed through Indian art, a vision that is always aware of the divine principle behind the material world, the eternal diversity of life and nature, and above all, the human element.

Sakyamuni Gautama is believed to be the fourth mortal Buddha. While the early Buddhist artist used symbols to represent the presence of the Buddha, he was depicted in human form beginning with the Kushan rule.

This bust of Buddha is seated on Visva-padmasana, the double petaled lotus pedestal. His head displays the signs of his supernatural powers - the long ears, the urna on his forehead, acting like a third eye, and the protuberance on his head (the usnisa). These three indicate that he hears all, sees all and knows all. Although the form seems influenced by foreign art, the iconography is strictly Indian, showing that it represents a fusion of native and foreign elements.

This image of Buddha has a spiritual quality to it reflected in his gentle smile and closed eyes. Besides the attractive lotus pedestal, the artist has carved an attractive prabhavali around the Buddha's head with a floral pattern at the back.

This description by Renu Rana

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