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Buddha Head on Stand
Sandstone (Medium, 38cm)
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This unique depiction of the Buddha is a portrait view of the teacher, elevated from the ground with the support of two metal rods. The artist R. Mani has chosen to depict the master in a circular sandstone frame, which gives the impression of wholeness and is reminiscent of a halo of light. The Buddha is recognised here by the iconic elongated earlobes and snail-shell curls, as well as the half-undone eyelids, signifying that the master is in a state of deep meditation.
The Buddha Head is a popular representation of the master and his characteristics. Statues of Buddha Heads are created to represent the vast wealth of knowledge he possessed, being the awakened one. The artist's skill and technique allows for depiction of the Buddha in perfect form and symmetry, a symmetry that defines a balance between Yin and Yang (feminine and masculine) energies. The artist sees the Buddha as a universal symbol of love, wisdom, enlightenment and absolute peace.
ABOUT ARTIST - R. Mani (Tamil, Nadu, India)
Mani, born in 1965, is originally from Mahabalipuram located in Tamil Nadu state, South India. Mani was brought up surrounded by Art. His father, Dhruva Pratap was a well-known sculptor, maintaining and restoring sculptures of the famous Konark Temple in South India. Then passing his skills on to his son.
Mani sources his inspiration from world famous temples in India such as Meenakshi, Khajuraho, and Ellora Cave to name but a few. Influenced by Gupta and Kushan style sculptures, the artist specialises in traditional Indian Gods and Goddesses. He works with traditional Indian materials such as Sandstone, Granite and Marble.
Holder of two awards from the President of India for his work, he is especially well known for his Buddha sculptures. He imbues his Buddha faces with such serenity and a sense of bliss that it’s no surprise they are used by so many to assist in deep meditation. Some of the leading meditation centres around the world carry his work. R. Mani's intricate Goddess figures are equally revered and he has exhibited his work both in Germany and the USA.Note: With all hand made stone and wood sculptures, there might be some natural erosion with cracks and spots, but that adds to the one of a kind pieces that we sell here at Mystik River.
Artist - R. Mani
Year - 2022
Origin - Tamil, Nadu, India
Weight - 8.0 kg
Dimensions - 38.5 cm(height) x 25 cm(length) x 10 cm(width)
Product DetailsBrand: Mystik RiverProduct Code:Availability: trueWeight: 9.0kg