Face of the Great Buddha of Kamakura

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 10 January 2018
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The Great Buddha of Kamakura was completed in 1252 CE and was made of bronze. One can, however, still see traces of the gold leaf that was applied to the statue in medieval times.

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About the Author

James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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APA Style

Wiener, J. B. (2018, January 10). Face of the Great Buddha of Kamakura. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7859/face-of-the-great-buddha-of-kamakura/

Chicago Style

Wiener, James Blake. "Face of the Great Buddha of Kamakura." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 10, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7859/face-of-the-great-buddha-of-kamakura/.

MLA Style

Wiener, James Blake. "Face of the Great Buddha of Kamakura." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 10 Jan 2018. Web. 17 Jun 2021.