How are Buddha statues made?

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Rag
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How are Buddha statues made?

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I am not talking about Buddha statues that one might procure from amazon.com or other retail vendors for the general population.

It seems that most monasteries have Buddha statues, large and small. Are these works commissioned to artists/craftspeople or are they mass produced and bought on the market?

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Bhikkhu Pesala
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That depends on what kind of image it is:

Making Marble Buddhas in Myanmar

Making Bronze Images

Wooden images will be hand carved, then gilded or painted.

Plaster images are cast in large numbers.

Fibre glass images are also manufactured.
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Buddha's stature should be made according to an accepted proportion.
There is a chart of the proportions.

http://www.buddhanet.net/budart.htm
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One of the world’s largest sitting Buddha statue, made by Chennai-based M. Muthiah Sthapathi, was inaugurated at Rambadagalla Vidyasagara Temple, nearly 100 km from Colombo on Thursday.
https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/ch ... 163396.ece

Must visit if you go to Sri Lanka a modern-day wonder.
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