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Photograph taken by Gertrude Bell in Japan, June 1903


Side view of the seated figure of the Great Buddha - Daibutsu, cast in bronze in 1252, and 11 metres high. Originally the statue was housed in a wooden temple, but this was washed away by a tidal wave in 1495.

Reference code
Bell, Gertrude Margaret Lowthian
Creation Date
Photograph Album Caption by Gertrude Bell
The Buddha at Kamakura
Former reference
RTW 5_132
Photograph album
IIIF Manifest