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Big glass eyes.....great shot

Very strange! French influence(?) In a view month will look myself.

Also a beautiful Buddha sculpture... thanks for telling something about it!

Spectacular photo of a very special place. Greetings from the Valencian Country.

Very interesting!

I just HAD to add this beautiful picture in my fave's! Thanks for posting it Jimmy!:)))

Indonesian Buddha normaly has only one little round dot on his forehead. Simplified curly hair, unlike those in Thai and Laos where some of the design have pointed and sharp hair like one of the local fruit. The head bund is far more pleasing to the eye here than the large one in Myanmar.

This few centuries old Buddha painted with white face and blue eyebrow is fully dressed from head to toe. You can only see his face. Quite often the more important the temple the more they decorate its deity. A typical nepalese way of worshipping its god. This one is probably very important and you aren't allow to smear his face with rice paste, a common practice. Seto Machhendranath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Dressed up like a deity. When you add decorating features on a Buddha image, this is what it turns out to be. Headdress, princely jewellery, cloths, etc plus deco of the surrounding. This is an 800 years old bronze Buddha image at the golden temple in Patan. It is quite common in Nepal to dress up their deities in temples and shrines. So much so sometime it is difficult to tell whether an image is a Syakamuni Buddha or other deities such as Tara. If you ask anyone, they will say it is Buddha, but the Nepalese and tibetian accord many of their saints with the name Buddha, can be very confusing. In Burma too.


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