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11. Buddha royal carved tusks
Buddha royal carved tusks

The Buddhas on these 19th century old carved tusks are in the attitude (mudra) known as Subduing Mara. In Buddhism, Mara represents the evil force of Desire.

Detail: buddha carvings
All text and images Daniel Stiles 2003

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