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It is exceptionally well preserved and delicately carved. The face, with serene
features and a gentle smile playing on the lips, suggests the joy of supreme
spiritual achievement. The halo behind the Buddha is also very beautifully carved
, with ...
The cult of the skull has produced a version of the squatting figure that is
commonly known by the Indonesian word korvar; it is a figure with an ancestral
skull in place of a carved head. Such figures are especially common in the more
Miniature carving of animals Cave painting of bulls, horses, and deer,
Aurignacian (c. 28,000-c. Two bison modelled in clay, Magdalenian (c. 15,000-c.
10,000 bc). In the Tuc d'Audoubert cave, Ariege, France. Length of bison at right
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