Red Buddha?

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JIM KM on March 25, 2007

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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  • Uploaded on March 26, 2007
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    by JIM KM
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D70
    • Taken on 2005/12/31 12:04:39
    • Exposure: 0.250s (1/4)
    • Focal Length: 35.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.200
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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