This amazingly beautiful sculpture of meditating Buddha in pure mammoth ivory has been crafted by the Master Carver. Notice the serene and peaceful expression on his face and don’t overlook the swastika sign on his chest. Considered to be a holy symbol with great significance in Buddhism, the Master Carver has managed to carve it perfectly and looks delicately embossed.
Sculpted Ivory Meditating Buddha
Look at the fall of the robe and how it is loosely draped which has been captured so well in solid ivory. The flow of the garment, the draping style and the position of the hands has been designed with fluidity and perfection. Notice the downcast eyes, the open palms and the lotus position of the feet.
The Master Carver has delicately and painstakingly carved the curly hair as depicted by the well-proportioned curls that are closely held on the head. Hand painted with brown color; the curls are the polished such that each one is clearly visible. Look at the long and hanging earlobes of meditating Buddha, and the detailed etchings inside the ear.
The most striking aspect of the meditating Buddha sculpture is the intricately done hand painted motifs and designed border. Though the painted motifs are just in one color, the prevision and the quality of perfect lines is amazingly crafted. From bamboo leaves to clouds, and Oriental words within the circles, each is clear and cleanly painted. The paisley designs on the robe’s border is equidistant and absolutely proportionate which talks about the expertise level of the mammoth ivory Master Carver.
On the back, see how well the sleeves fold over, falling in perfect folds. The bend of the back, the crossing over of the robe panels are all done in detail by the Master Carver. Giving the meditating Buddha sculpture a completely focused look, the artist has managed to capture the essence of the Enlightened One.
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