touch the earth - kelledia: Ksitigarbha bodhisattva.
This is Samantabhadra. The word Samanta means "universally extending" and Bhadra means "great virtue." The word samantabhadra means as Universal Virtue and Universal Worthy. The bodhisattvas usually rides on a six tusked white elephant, representing overcoming attachment to the six senses. They also represent the six Perfection's (paramitas) charity, morality, patience, diligence, contemplation and wisdom.
Head of Buddha | Southern Cambodia | pre-Angkor period | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Head of Buddha, 7th century. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Doris Wiener, 2005 (2005.512) | This over-life-size head of the Buddha is a testament to the grandeur of the monumental sculptural tradition in the Zhenla kingdom. The Buddha has a strong, broad face; lightly modeled eyelids and pupils; and full lips that turn up at the corners in a hint of a smile. #LostKingdoms