Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Buddha-fro   posted by Razib @ 9/19/2006 09:50:00 PM

Ruchira Paul points me to an interesting fact which I had always noticed, but never noted, and that is that many Japanese Buddhas have curly hair. Can anyone tell me why this is? I am struck by the fact that depictions of Buddha by Greco-Bacterians was often Apollonian in character, and I am to understand that this culture was prominent in depicting the Buddha at an early time period. Is this a Greco-Bacterian influence, or something else?