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Asian Statues414 of 471Copper(?) bookends from Java circa 1912Sitting smiling Buddah
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Posted 4 years ago


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Got this on eBay as a "collected long time antique" and no other discription. Siddhartha Buddha tried to find enlightenment through deprivation of worldly goods, including food and practising self-mortification. After nearly starving himself to death by restricting his food intake to around a leaf or nut per day, he collapsed in a river while bathing and almost drowned. At that point Siddhartha Buddha began to reconsider his path to enlightenment. A runway models starving Buddha statue.


  1. AmberRose AmberRose, 4 years ago
    Part of his journey to finding the middle way. Nice.
  2. papa papa, 4 years ago
    Thank you Bellin and Amber
  3. artislove artislove, 3 years ago
    looks great but what is it made of? thanks for sharing !

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