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Sandstone (Large, 50cm)
One of our masterpieces, a Buddha Head handmade from sandstone by artist R. Mani. This particular piece is done in Gandhara style, an art technique that emerged during Kushan dynasty. This style was strongly influenced by Hellenic style and is famous for use of ancient Greek techniques. Looking at Buddha’s youthful face, curly hair, his features resemble closely those of Greek and Roman Gods.
Buddha Heads are symbolic of the vast wealth of knowledge Buddha possessed being the awakened one. Buddha is a universal symbol of love, harmony and inner peace. Commonly in Asia, Buddha Head sculptures are known to be one of the most popular iconographic representations of Buddha and his characteristics.
Sandstone sculptures are perfect for outdoor settings. It will make a stand out addition to any garden, terrace or patio.
About R. Mani
R. 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.
R. 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 specializes 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 kind pieces that we sell here at Mystik River.
Artist: R. Mani
Origin: Chennai, India
Medium: Indian Sandstone
Dimensions: 50cm(h) x 31cm(l) x 28cm(w)
Product DetailsBrand: Mystik RiverProduct Code: Figurine028Availability: trueWeight: 32.0kg