Sunday, 13 June 2010

Stone Buddha Statues

Throughout history many different types of stone have been used in creation of Buddha statues, sculptures and images. Various type of stones have been used depending on their local availability and for the finished desired effect.Different stones used for carving Buddhas includes sandstone, pumice, limestone, marble, basalt, alabaster, chalk and soapstone.

In the Buddha's Face Buddhism 101 project we have detailed a number of significant stone Buddhas from around the world.

“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” Pericles

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