Vintage LARGE Bust "Head of Buddha" Sculpture Austin Productions for V – RetroNovia
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an exquisite vintage piece, a 1995 reproduction of the renowned \"Head of Buddha\" crafted by Austin Sculptures for the V\u0026amp;A Museum. This remarkable sculpture is meticulously constructed from Durastone, a unique blend of crushed stone and slurry. Each piece in this collection is crafted by hand, ensuring its individuality, making no two sculptures identical. \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eNotably, this piece bears the distinctive V\u0026amp;A stamp at the back, alongside the marking \"Austin Sculptures 1995\" on the side. The sculpture is elegantly showcased on a sleek black square base, adding to its overall allure and sophistication.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe original \"Head of the Buddha\" displayed at the V\u0026amp;A Museum was once part of a large-scale narrative panel modelled in high relief. It formed part of a life-size figure, probably of Gautama the Buddha as a young man. Like much Gandharan stucco, this head was originally richly polychromed, and traces of red remain on the lips, eyelids and hair.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eBuddhism is a spiritual tradition originating in ancient India. Its core beliefs revolve around the Four Noble Truths, which acknowledge suffering in life and provide a path to end it through the Eightfold Path. Buddhists also embrace the concepts of reincarnation and karma, with the goal of achieving Nirvana, a state free from suffering and rebirth, by letting go of desires. The Middle Way guides practitioners to avoid extremes and seek balance. Meditation is a key practice, fostering mindfulness and inner transformation in the pursuit of enlightenment.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003ePlacing a Buddha in your your home or business is said to bring peace, positive energy, good health and prosperity.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eIdeal prop for hotel, shop, pub or restaurant or any home interior.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThis would make a lovely gift that is a bit different or simply treat yourself - you deserve it !!\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eMeasurements: approx\u003cbr\u003e34.5cm H x 31cm W x 31cm D \u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003ePlease consider that this item is of a vintage nature, and therefore, it may exhibit slight imperfections. However, these imperfections contribute to its historical significance and overall charm.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eOur guiding principle is to breathe new life into these exceptional antique and vintage pieces, offering them a fresh opportunity for use. By doing so, you not only acquire a distinctive and high-quality item for your home but also play a part in reducing the world's carbon footprint. Join us in supporting future generations and avoid adopting a disposable mindset.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eFREE collection from our shop is available by appointment only.\u003cbr\u003eWe can offer local delivery please message for quote\u003cbr\u003eThe delivery quoted in this listing is for mainland UK only.\u003cbr\u003ePlease contact us for a delivery quote to Cornwall, Scotland, Highlands or Islands or Offshore UK, Northern Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey, IOW, etc as it may be more than the price quote.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eCourier price quoted is for specialist furniture courier. Timed and exact delivery day requests are not available but delivery will normally be within a two week window. \u003cbr\u003eThis item is available to view in our showroom RetroNovia, 12 New Pond Parade, West End Road, Ruislip Gardens, Middlesex HA4 6LR . Please call us on 01895 675596 to make sure the item is available before coming to view.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eWe are located easy access from London and Oxford and are directly off the Main A40 Polish War memorial junction.\u003c\/p\u003e"}

Vintage LARGE Bust "Head of Buddha" Sculpture Austin Productions for V&A

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Introducing an exquisite vintage piece, a 1995 reproduction of the renowned "Head of Buddha" crafted by Austin Sculptures for the V&A Museum. This remarkable sculpture is meticulously constructed from Durastone, a unique blend of crushed stone and slurry. Each piece in this collection is crafted by hand, ensuring its individuality, making no two sculptures identical.

Notably, this piece bears the distinctive V&A stamp at the back, alongside the marking "Austin Sculptures 1995" on the side. The sculpture is elegantly showcased on a sleek black square base, adding to its overall allure and sophistication.

The original "Head of the Buddha" displayed at the V&A Museum was once part of a large-scale narrative panel modelled in high relief. It formed part of a life-size figure, probably of Gautama the Buddha as a young man. Like much Gandharan stucco, this head was originally richly polychromed, and traces of red remain on the lips, eyelids and hair.

Buddhism is a spiritual tradition originating in ancient India. Its core beliefs revolve around the Four Noble Truths, which acknowledge suffering in life and provide a path to end it through the Eightfold Path. Buddhists also embrace the concepts of reincarnation and karma, with the goal of achieving Nirvana, a state free from suffering and rebirth, by letting go of desires. The Middle Way guides practitioners to avoid extremes and seek balance. Meditation is a key practice, fostering mindfulness and inner transformation in the pursuit of enlightenment.

Placing a Buddha in your your home or business is said to bring peace, positive energy, good health and prosperity.

Ideal prop for hotel, shop, pub or restaurant or any home interior.

This would make a lovely gift that is a bit different or simply treat yourself - you deserve it !!

Measurements: approx
34.5cm H x 31cm W x 31cm D

Please consider that this item is of a vintage nature, and therefore, it may exhibit slight imperfections. However, these imperfections contribute to its historical significance and overall charm.

Our guiding principle is to breathe new life into these exceptional antique and vintage pieces, offering them a fresh opportunity for use. By doing so, you not only acquire a distinctive and high-quality item for your home but also play a part in reducing the world's carbon footprint. Join us in supporting future generations and avoid adopting a disposable mindset.

FREE collection from our shop is available by appointment only.
We can offer local delivery please message for quote
The delivery quoted in this listing is for mainland UK only.
Please contact us for a delivery quote to Cornwall, Scotland, Highlands or Islands or Offshore UK, Northern Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey, IOW, etc as it may be more than the price quote.

Courier price quoted is for specialist furniture courier. Timed and exact delivery day requests are not available but delivery will normally be within a two week window.
This item is available to view in our showroom RetroNovia, 12 New Pond Parade, West End Road, Ruislip Gardens, Middlesex HA4 6LR . Please call us on 01895 675596 to make sure the item is available before coming to view.

We are located easy access from London and Oxford and are directly off the Main A40 Polish War memorial junction.

£450.00 £495.00
Maximum quantity available reached.

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