|Head of Buddha|
|Ganesa I Buddha I Visnu
Four Armed Ganesa I Seated Buddha I Visnu as the Boar Varaha
Pronunciation: Bu-da ("u" as in put)
Visual description: His hair looks like little spirals repeating to make a beautiful pattern.
Interpretive: Possibilities include peaceful, quiet. . .
Do you think he is a quiet or noisy person? Why? Are his eyes open or closed?
His eyes are looking down, half closed as if he is sleeping, because he is meditating (looking inward). The artist wanted to show how calm and quiet the Buddha is, because he has given up his desires for a lot of things.
What is unusual about him? Why does the Buddha have long empty earlobes and a bump on the head? What would pull his ear lobes down? Who wears big heavy gold earrings?
The Buddha was born a prince in India. (Why Does the Buddha have a Bump on his Head?)
These attributes are from the life story of the Buddha.