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Figure of Buddha - no base Image: Abram Powell
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Little is known about this wooden statue in the World Cultures collection. It was acquired by the museum in 1914 and is from Beijing. It is assumed to be of a Buddhist Monk rather than the Buddha. It is made of wood and gilded with gold leaf.



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This 3D model of the sculpture was captured using a technique called Photogrammetry which involves taking many photographs of an object from different angles and 'stitching' them together to make a 3D model.

More examples can be seen on the Collections in 3D page.