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The face in the sun motif is common throughout Nepal, Tibet and India and has religious significance in both Buddhism and Hinduism (where Mitra is the Sun God and bestower of all bounties on Earth).
On the Nepalese Flag the Sun symbolizes fierce resolve and the hope Nepal will last as long as the Sun. Until 1962 the Nepalese flag depicted the sun emblem as a human face.

face in the sun

  • Destination: Nepal, Kathmandu.
    Subject: Golden ( bronze) Mask with Sun Face.
    A vibrant image originally captured on film by Photographers Dallas and John Heaton.
    Approximate instant of the image capture: February 15th, 2003 at 11am.
    Camera: Contax RTS111
    Settings: 85mm Lens at F8, at one hundredth of a Second.
    Additional Creative Interpretation by John Heaton.

    Archival Canvas or Paper Prints Price on Application.
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