Centering, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 2007, photo © 2007-2008
by QuoinMonkey. All rights reserved.
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Walking Buddha, 13th Century, Thailand, Late Sukhothai period, Minneapolis
Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 2008, photo © 2008 by QuoinMonkey. All rights reserved.
The Buddha depicted walking with the left hand raised in the gesture of granting protection was popularized during the 13th and 14th centuries by Sukhothai sculpture. The figure displays the supernatural anatomy of the Buddha as described in ancient texts. Some of these features include projecting heels, long fingers, smooth skin the color of gold, and elongated arms. The walking Buddha type represents an episode from the Buddha legends, wherein he descends from heaven by walking down a ladder.
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