A sample of Buddha rupas from the British Museum

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A sample of Buddha rupas from the British Museum

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:57 am

Greetings,

Photos taken by me at the British Museum, October 2007.

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Re: A sample of Buddha rupas from the British Museum

Postby Fede » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:01 am

The guy behind the Buddha in the first photo....That's not Ananda is it.....? :tongue:

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Re: A sample of Buddha rupas from the British Museum

Postby Cittasanto » Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:17 pm

I know I said I don't like many of the statues (maybe a rather extreme way to put it), for one reason or another in another thread but the first one is very nice.
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Re: A sample of Buddha rupas from the British Museum

Postby Jechbi » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:37 am

I think it's cool how you can faintly make out the image of the photographer reflected in the glass.
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