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But it will take a lot of work."Most of the parts are damaged.
But we discovered a piece from the upper right arm down to the elbow. But the head is broken because of water damage beneath the ground.
By 1979, when Soviet forces invaded Afghanistan and Tarzi fled the country, he had already spent three decades studying the area and repairing the 55-meter and 38-meter standing Buddhas.
Now, provided his health and funding holds out, Tarzi says he is willing to repair the newly discovered reclining Buddha.
The lower parts of the statues’ arms were constructed from the same mud-straw mix while supported on wooden armatures.
It is believed that the upper parts of their faces were made from great wooden masks or casts.
Before pigments and materials became widely available through trade, people from ancient civilizations used protein based materials and animal fat as a binder, and extracted color pigments from a diverse source of plants and minerals.