Buddhist Monks

Made:
c. 1871 in Yongquan Temple
photographer:
John Thomson

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'Buddhist Monks' A photograph of a group of Buddhist monks, taken by John Thomson [1837-1921] in about 1871
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A photograph entitled 'Buddhist Monks', taken by John Thomson, c. 1871. The photograph shows a group of monks, probably at Yongquan Buddhist Temple. Set in mountains near Fuzhou, it dates back to the early tenth century.

A photograph entitled 'Buddhist Monks', taken by John Thomson, c. 1871.

The photograph shows a group of monks, probably at Yongquan Buddhist Temple. Set in mountains near Fuzhou, it dates back to the early tenth century.

This photograph was published in the book, 'Foochow and the River Min' (1873), made by Thomson to document his travels up the River Min by boat from Fuzhou to Nanping, a distance of about 160 miles.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1992-5063/5
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford

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