Buddha Shakyamuni as ascetic
Culture: Buddhist Country of Origin : Nepal Artifact Age: 18th Century
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This is Siddhartha during ascetic practices. He has pushed his body to extremes in search of enlightenment. A symbol of dedication but not to the ascetic practice; not to extremes but ultimately to the ‘middle path’; to the realization of our intrinsic Bodhi nature.
This extraordinary rupa is carved from black stone with devotional detail and stunning craft. Size: 13” tall x 8” across x 4” deep - (04/08#3) - larger photos are available