Vintage Nepalese Prince Siddhartha Gautama Mask. Distressed, dusty natural softwood, with traces of vermillion red paint and Nepalese dust at no extra charge. Nepalese Govt, red wax export seal to rear.
A serene, hand-carved , sacred Buddha Mask. Siddhartha Gautama, who would one day become known as Buddha, the enlightened one or the awakened , lived in Nepal during the 6th to 4th century B. Royalty, as a prince he was. Raised in opulence in a palace built exclusively for him and sheltered from knowledge of religion and human hardship.The prince reached his late 20s with little experience of the outside world, until one day he ventured out beyond the palace walls and was quickly confronted with the realities of human frailty. Overcome by these sights, the very next day at age 29, the prince left his kingdom, wife and son to lead an ascetic life. He was to determine a way to relieve the universal suffering that he now understood to be one of the defining traits of humanity. He embarked on a personal journey that was destined to not only transform his view of raising above the human condition, but that of millions since.
This highly decorative Siddhartha Gautama Mask , hand-carved from a single piece of tropical softwood, comes to us via a reliable. We can't guarantee the exact age of this Buddha Mask, though it certainly has some age on its side. As a rule of thumb, the export of artefacts over 100 years of age is restricted from Nepal.
This probably dates to late 20th century? Red wax export seal of authenticity to rear. Masks of this type typically grace Nepalese homes, and are either the focal point of daily contemplation or meditation, or purely decorative.
Increasingly here in the West, they are employed to bring serenity to an otherwise frenetic pace of life. A great artefact from The Roof of the World. Please look carefully at the photographs as they form part of the description. Such as the tall standing Buddha.
Buddha temple doors, and the Buddha Plaque, as shown in the last three images. The last two poignant reminders that Siddhartha Gautama spent six years in a cave living as a hermit, before becoming enlightened and becoming the Buddha.A fitting companion piece to the Buddha mask available in a separate lacewing-interiors listing. A before and after of the incredible journey undertaken by the Buddha , as it were. SACRED TEMPLE CONCH SHELL, RUSRAKSHA & ASSOCIATED BEADS AND SANSKRIT INSPIRED FABRIC NOT INCLUDED. BUT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN SEPARATE lacewing-interiors LISTINGS. Follow us in India on Instagram at lacewinginteriors. The item "LARGE VINTAGE INDIAN HAND-CARVED SACRED BUDDHA MASK.
PRINCE SIDDHARTHA GAUTAMA" is in sale since Monday, April 29, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Indian". The seller is "lacewing-interiors" and is located in Hampton.
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