Mani


Mani (c. 216–274 CE) was the Iranian prophet and the founder of Manichaeism. For over 1,000 years Manichaeism was a powerful and far-reaching religion, rivaled only by Christianity in its scope. At its height, the religion that attempted to provide a synthesis of previous religious teachings, claimed followers all across from Rome to China.
The sculpture shows Mani when he was imprisoned and enchained for 26 days, during which his students were allowed to come visit him.

 

Dimensions: height 360 cm, width 110 cm, depth 71 cm

Material: Moulded stone, black metal.