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Colossal Buddha at back of Kowadol peak, Barabar Hills, Gaya District

Colossal Buddha at back of Kowadol peak, Barabar Hills, Gaya District

Photographer: Peppé, Thomas Fraser

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Photo 125/1(54)

Item number: 125154

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a colossal Buddha figure in the Barabar Hills, Bihar, taken by Thomas Fraser Peppé in 1870. Peppé wrote, 'On the east side of the hill there must have been a large temple, some few pillars of which are still standing, and a gigantic figure of the ascetic Boodh, measuring 8 feet high, with a breadth across the shoulders of 6 feet, still in its original position, with part of the original brick wall behind it.'

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