Buddhist bronze figures from the EDITION STRASSACKER
Gautama Siddharta, the founder of the world religion of Buddhism, was born in Lumbini in the south of today's Nepal. From here, his teaching first spread to what is now India and the Himalayas, before finally becoming very important throughout Asia.
Our bronzes show important figures of the highly complex Buddhist pantheon, whose Buddhas, Boddhisatvas and deities can appear in numerous forms. Each of them is characterized by different attributes and objects and the type of meditative posture of the hands is also significant. The originals date from the 11th to 14th centuries. Two of them - the Sakyamuni Buddha and the Avalokiteshwara - are in China today:
They were presented to Chinese Prime Minister Zhou Enlai and Chinese President Li Xiannian on two state visits in the 1960s and 1980s.
The reproductions come from the workshop of the sculptor Suo Lan Ci Jiao, who has been dealing with the traditional sculpture of Buddhism for many years.