Not quite. This large forehead 3.5 meter high Buddha has its outer layer of gold paint peeled off through ageing, revealing the red undercoat paint used for lacquer. Thought not much restoration is done in most of the images in this temple, it rustic look does have a sense of antiquity. Due to lack of qualified artisan, most are badly restored in other temples. Anyway might as well leave it as it is which is rather appealing. Sulamani Phato in Bagan.
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Photo taken in Nyaung-U, Myanmar (Burma)
Misplaced? Suggest new location