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Mendut Buddhist temple, Indonesia
Relief wall sculpture

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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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Steppeland (pseudonym) is a Flemish photographer, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Her main area’s of interest are Nature Photography, Street photography and Photojournalism. Recently she also explores different digital art techniques, mainly based on her own photographs.
More of her work can be seen at DeviantArt and 500px

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  • steppeland
    steppelandabout 5 years ago

  • Michele Markley
    Michele Markleyover 3 years ago

    Please add this to the Ethnic Art group before voting ends on the challenge. Thanks! :-)

  • Apologies! I must have been distracted when entering this image to the challenge. Thank you for the heads-up.

    – steppeland

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