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The hand of Buddha.

2009.11.07
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My dad noticed me admiring this beautiful metal Buddha hand, but since it was so expensive, I didn't buy it. But then, when I wasn't paying attention, he bought it for me and surprised me with it back at the hotel.

The hand position is called Dhyana Mudra which represents meditation. This specific style of sculpture was prominent during the Sukhothai period in Thailand (which was from 13th-15th centuries). Most sculptures back then depicted Buddha as an asexual being, often combining aspects that were both feminine and masculine, giving them a very surrealist look.
4 Comments
finbarr Sooooo beautiful !
finbarr · 2009-11-09: 03:30
smithapnair Beautiful post and thanks for the info. You are too precious for your dad :)
smithapnair · 2009-11-09: 04:33
smbunation That is so cool of your father to do! Cheers! And a very nice piece of art to boot.
smbunation · 2009-11-09: 10:11
slawecki nice
slawecki · 2009-11-10: 03:34
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