Thursday, October 25, 2012

Meteorite Statue: "Pseudo-Tibetan" ?

Buddha Statue: Possibly Fake, Still From Space

Date: 25 October 2012 Time: 11:21 AM ET
buddha statue carved from meteorite.
A Buddha statue dating back to the 8th to 10th centuries is carved from a rare iron meteorite.
CREDIT: Elmar Buchner

Researchers who reported that a potentially ancient Buddha statue is carved from a meteorite said they are not surprised that an expert in Buddhist history believes the statue to be a fake.

"Honestly, that is what we expected," said Elmar Buchner, who along with his colleague reported on the statue in September in the journal Meteoritics & Planetary Science. "We heard so many opinions from so many experts in art history and experts for Buddhism on the origins and the age of the statue prior to and after the publication."

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