Cambodian Buddha Head 18"
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Cambodian Buddha Head 18" Item #1c20

Materials: Hand Painted Wood

Origin: Hand Carved in Cambodia

Height: 18 inches

Width: 8 inches

Depth: 8.5 inches

Weight: 11 pounds

Price: $465



Description

Lord Buddha has a wonderful serene expression and a faint smile. The ushnisha, protuberance above his head also referred to as a topknot, symbolizes His wisdom and openness as an enlightened being.  He has elongated earlobes, a vestige of his life as a prince, when he wore extravagant jewelry.

The art of wood sculpture goes back to the glorious epoch of the Khmer empire and the monumental constructions that gave rise to the Angkor temples. Our artisans have inherited patience and meticulousness from their ancestors in the trade. They have learned to capture the movements used in olden times and master the traditional tools in order adapt to their personal lines of work.

About Wood Lacquering & Gilding: The artisans begin this process by sizing the wood, before applying colors made with natural pigments. The pieces can be adorned with copper or gold leaf gilding. Pieces that are glossy are sanded and polished in order to give them their glossy finish. Some pieces may be lacquered, smoothed and then varnished.

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