Head of Buddha in the style Gupta all in simplicity: the features are reduced to the maximum in order to express as well as possible a perfect interiorization, the state of pure consciousness. More...
Height : 5.51'
Weight : 2.2 lbs
Origin : Himalaya - Age +/- 50 years - India
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The very essence of the style dates back to the Gupta era with the characteristic hairstyle made of curls of hair, the unisha at the top (protrusion on the top of the head resembling a bun) and the elongated ears. (see the Buddha of Sarnath).
The style remains very classic and realistic, a heritage of the Greeks, the shapes are harmonious, well proportioned; the search for perfection, for balance is essential.
The aim of the artists is to convey an impression of deep peace linked to a state of inner realization: liberation from the manifested world, serenity, detachment.
The face is marked by the delicacy of the features, which are few in number: superciliary arches just underlined, very straight bridge of the nose, slightly protruding elongated eyes, closed eyelids indicating internalization.
The ears with stretched lobes (sign of an ancient wearing of earrings) mark the old status of the Buddha: before renouncing the palace life and his destiny as a prince, Siddhartha Gautama wore the attributes < / strong> nobles and wealth including earrings.
Very nice patina
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