Giant Stupa from East-Java, Indonesia
Very large metal stupa from Java Island, Indonesia.
Period: 20th century / Country of origin: Indonesia, East-Java / Size: 50 cm x 34 cm.
This statue represents Borobudur, or Barabudur (Indonesian: Candi Borobudur) is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist temple in Magelang Regency, not far from the town of Muntilan, in Central Java, Indonesia. It is the world’s largest Buddhist temple. The temple consists of nine stacked platforms, six square and three circular, topped by a central dome.
Built in the 9th century during the reign of the Sailendra Dynasty, the temple design follows Javanese Buddhist architecture, which blends the Indonesian indigenous cult of ancestor worship and the Buddhist concept of attaining Nirvana.
ROOTZ gallery product code: AS