Gambhar wood is an especially smooth medium and has a flaxen appearance. It is a great medium to carve the placid Buddha out of. The sculpture that you see on this page depicts the contemplative (dhyani) Buddha, a theme loved by devotional artisans in the subcontinent. He is clad in a one-shouldered robe and seated on a lotus bed, which is poised on a solid quadrilateral pedestal. His hands are in the abhaya and dharmachakra mudra respectively, while His legs are arranged in the perfect padmasana.
The face of the Buddha is hands-down the most beauteous aspect of this composition. Slightly tilted forward, eyes shut entirely, and a definitively self-contained composure. Zoom in on the same to take in the handsomeness of His princely features and the lengthened earlobes which are a sign of transcendental wisdom.
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