The Forty-nine Gautamas in the Sagaing Temple

Object Details

Title:

The Forty-nine Gautamas in the Sagaing Temple

Artist/Maker:

Felice Beato (English, born Italy, 1832 - 1909)

Culture:

British

Place:

Burma (Place created)

Date:

1887–1895

Medium:

Albumen silver print

Object Number:

2007.26.202.11

Dimensions:

19.1 × 24.4 cm (7 1/2 × 9 5/8 in.)

Credit Line:

Partial gift from the Wilson Centre for Photography

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Sagaing, the capital of Burma (present-day Myanmar) in the 1300s and 1500s, remained the country's center of Buddhist faith. Hundreds of pagodas, monasteries, and other retreats, including caves, are nestled in the surrounding hills and forests. In this temple there were fortynine representation of Gautama, the founder and primary figure of Buddhism.

Provenance
-

S.J. Tellery & Co., founded 1888 (India)
Source: Label pasted on album flyleaf.

- 1995

Ken & Jenny Jacobson Photography (Great Bardfield, Essex, England), sold to The Wilson Centre for Photography, 1995.

1995 - 2007

The Wilson Centre for Photography, sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2007.

Exhibitions
Felice Beato: A Photographer on the Eastern Road (December 7, 2010 to May 6, 2012)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), December 7, 2010 to April 24, 2011
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (Chiyoda-Kn, Tokyo), March 6 to May 6, 2012