Friday, September 5, 2014

The Buddha Head - Part 1

My wife (bless her!) goes out walking with her friend from across the street (another veteran's wife).  They ramble throughout the neighborhood and occasionally make forays around the local area.  They pick up aluminum cans so her friend can sell them to The Can Man for a little pocket change.  They also look into the various trash dumpsters (dust bins to my British readers) along the way.  Over time they have come home with good clothes, some still with store tags, that have been thrown away, toys, and other stuff.  Most of it is cleaned and goes to a local non-profit's thrift store.

But the other day, she found this very nice, undamaged porcelain head.  I took one look at it and thought, "Its a long forgotten head of the Buddha!  I can use this in a pulp game."  And so work begins on "The Head of the Buddha."

The head hasn't been touched other than to be washed and then glued to a foam base.  Posing with him are a doughty explorer and his Ghurkha batman.

He'll get some weathering and a drapery of vines and other vegetation.  Soon he'll be the "beau of the jungle" just waiting for a doughty explorer to find him.

EDIT:  Thanks to Bluebear Jeff for correctly identifying the Buddha head.  I thought it was one but wasn't quite sure.


Bluebear Jeff said...


I have no objection to your using this as a goddess' head . . . but unless I am greatly mistaken it is in fact a head of the Buddha (the ears are a particular giveaway).

But anything can be grist for the "Pulp" mill, eh?

-- Jeff

ColCampbell50 said...


I thought that might be what it was but wasn't sure. Thanks for the correction!


David Morfitt said...

Nice find. :-)

I wonder where the rest of the Buddha went - if there ever was any more...



Bluebear Jeff said...

Thank you, Jim, for the correction credit . . . and I'm looking forward to seeing your Pulp game reports.

-- Jeff