This bronze Buddha was cast in 1790 in Tajima, Japan, for the Taionji Temple and presented to the Garden in 1949 by the S.& G. Gump Company of San Francisco. Buddha (563? to ca. 483 B.C.) is the historic founder of the Buddhist religion. Born Prince Siddhartha of the Sakyas in the area now called Nepal, he renounced his home of great luxury at age 29 for an ascetic life.
Sitting under a bo tree in concentrated meditation, he attained his great enlightenment and understanding of the causes of human suffering. He become known as Buddha, The Enlightened One.
Shot made with 8 x 10 View camera mounted with 75mm Super Angulon - creating a full lens
capture on the film. Available as original silver prints and as a hand-tinted 50 x 50" original
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