Museum Paper - Leung Nicole Lee INTL 10 Iris B Gerald...

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Leung, Nicole Lee INTL 10 July 28, 2010 July 23, 2010 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Buddha in the Attitude of Victory Over Mara
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Name: Buddha in the Attitude of Victory Over Mara Period: 10 th – 11 th Century Material: Chlorite Country/Culture: West Benghal or Bihar, India
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The Buddha is a common figure found in Buddhist temples. His elegant and peaceful features are bound to evoke a sense of tranquility and relaxation throughout anyone amongst the Buddha. This serenity envelopes all and creates a very down to earth sensation. People can feel as if they are connected to the earth and heavens in ways that they have never felt before. These Buddhas come in all different forms and sizes but their purposes never fall too far from each other. The objective of Buddhism is to enlighten people to the ultimate reality of life, and these Buddhas are there to guide the people in their meditations. One such Buddha is called Buddha in the Attitude of Victory Over Mara also known as Maravijaya . In this chlorite statue, the Buddha is seated in the lotus position where the legs are folded with the soles of the feet facing up. The throne he is seated upon is also shaped like a
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