This sculpture is the redecorated version of the piece launched in 2007. It is inspired on busts or Buddha heads of archeological remains of oriental art where the full figure, sometimes in huge proportions, has broken into pieces.
Art also reflects the abstract concept of illuminated Buddha with different forms. Therefore Lladro presents these two heads with slight differences according to masculine or femenine traits. Buddha I is the most femenine, with narrow lips and a wider bun on her hair. Buddha II is the most masculine, with thicker lips and the curly hair.
Both show many of the markings commonly seen in depictions of Buddha, which reflect qualities and episodes on Buda Siddharta’s life. The bun on the head, the ushnisha, indicates supreme wisdom. The very short hair, tight and more or less curly, represents his rejection to the worldly pleasures. Tthe elongated earlobes betray Buddha’s Indian noble origin, which had allowed him to wear heavy jewels as earrings, that he discarded when following the path of asceticism.