The Forty-nine Gautamas in the Sagaing Temple

Object Details

Title:

The Forty-nine Gautamas in the Sagaing Temple

Artist/Maker(s):

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

Culture:

British

Place(s):

Burma (Place created)

Date:

1887 - 1895

Medium:

Albumen silver print

Dimensions:

19.1 x 24.4 cm (7 1/2 x 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

The Wilson Centre for Photography LLC

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