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Buddha Statue Mystery

June 24, 2010

                                                BUDDHA STATUE MYSTERY

Does anyone know a linguist in need of a Master’s or Doctoral thesis?  This granite Buddha from around the 12th century Tamil Nadu, India, is on display in the Museum of the Art Institute in Chicago, and there is an unidentified form of writing on the back.  The script is unknown, so what it inscribed is also unknown.  The writing form is rhythmic and has a lot of curves and loops. 

I tried to slam the third photo I took in Photoshop to bring up the contrast and make it more visible online.  

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