Buddha wall sculpture with tree and elephant

steppeland

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Mendut Buddhist temple, Indonesia
Relief wall sculpture

this photo : Bas-Relief – wall sculpture with the Buddha, tree and elephant…


About Mendut Temple

Quotes from Wikipedia:
“Mendut is a ninth century Buddhist temple, located in Mendut village, Mungkid sub-district, Magelang Regency, Central Java, Indonesia. The temple located about three kilometres east from Borobudur. Mendut, Borobudur and Pawon, all of which are Buddhist temples, are located in one straight line. There is a mutual religious relationship between the three temples, although the exact ritual process is unknown. "

“The square terrace surrounding the body of the temple was meant for pradakshina or circumambulating ritual, walking clockwise around the temple. The outer walls is adorned with bas-reliefs of Boddhisattvas (buddhist divinities), such as Avalokitesvara, Maitreya, Cunda, Ksitigarbha, Samantabhadra, Mahakarunika Avalokitesvara, Vajrapani, Manjusri, Akasagarbha, and Boddhisattvadevi Prajnaparamita among other buddhist figures.”

Read more about the Mendut temple here


Photographs made in Indonesia, 2004 – with Pentax K10d film-camera – and scanned from print
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