The theme of an emaciated Buddha developed as a popular theme in Buddhist Art since classical times, and graphically expressive representations of the haggard seeker form some of the most sensitive portrayals in the annals of Buddhist Art.
Here the deft artist displays his mastery over the human form and the Buddha's sunken eye sockets, hollow cheeks, protruding bones and throbbing veins, all reveal precise knowledge of the anatomy of starvation.
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