Explore NOVICA’s Buddha Sculpture Gallery. Footprints were among the first symbolic representations of the Buddha, and by the first century CE representations began to take the human form. Today, artisans from around the world create beautiful Buddha sculptures in wood, bronze, soapstone, alabaster and other materials. Sculptures in this unique collection showcase the myriad artistic representations of the Buddha's serenity and teachings.
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The teaching of the Buddha have risen from their humble beginnings in Northern India over 26 Centuries ago to become one of the world’s great religions. Along with the rise of teaching serenity and oneness with the universe, the statue of the Buddha has been carved from many materials by artists who regard the carving process itself as a religious experience.
Take Indonesia’s Nyoman Karsa for example. A wood carver of humble origin, he learned his art from his father and senior artists in his village. He works in local exotic woods such as ebony and hibiscus, creating works which embody the spirit of their subject. He is another of NOVICA’s local artisans preserving their craft for future generations.
Each Buddha sculpture embodies its creator’s personalized vision of the master and will bring a sense of peace and well being to any room it graces.