Distressed, dusty natural softwood, with traces of vermillion red paint and Nepalese dust at no extra charge. Nepalese Govt, red wax export seal to rear. Siddhartha Gautama, who would one day become known as Buddha, the enlightened one or the awakened, lived in Nepal during the 6th to 4th century B. Royalty, as a prince he was.
Raised in opulence in a palace built exclusively for him and sheltered from knowledge of religion and human hardship. The prince reached his late 20s with little experience of the outside world, until one day he ventured out beyond the palace walls and was quickly confronted with the realities of human frailty. Overcome by these sights, the very next dayged 29, the prince left his kingdom, wife and son to lead an ascetic life. He was to determine a way to relieve the universal suffering that he now understood to be one of th.
E defining traits of humanity. He embarked on a personal journey that was destined to not only transform his view of raising above the human condition, but that of millions since. This highly decorative Siddhartha Gautama Mask, hand-carved from a single piece of tropical softwood, comes to us via a reliable. We can't guarantee the exact age of this. Though it certainly has some age on its side.
A fitting companion piece to the Buddha mask available in a separate lacewing-interiors listing. A before and after of the incredible journey undertaken by the Buddha, as it were. As a rule of thumb, the export of artefacts over 100 years of age is restricted from Nepal. This probably dates to late 20th century? Masks of this type typically grace Nepalese homes, and are either the focal point of daily contemplation or meditation, or purely decorative.Increasingly here in the West, they are employed to bring serenity to an otherwise frenetic pace of life. A great artefact from The Roof of the World. Please look carefully at the photographs as they form part of the description.
ASSOCIATED BUDDHA MASK IN LAST TWO IMAGES NOT INCLUDED, BUT AVAILABLE IN SEPARATE lacewing-interiors LISTING. On the home page of the listing. You can also follow us around India and the subcontinent on Instagram at lacewinginteriors.
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