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Seated Bodhisattva Maitreya (Buddha of the Future)

Date:
7th–8th century
Culture:
Afghanistan (found near Kabul)
Medium:
Schist
Dimensions:
H. 30 5/8 in. (77.8 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1920
Accession Number:
20.58.15
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 236
This sculpture is a product of the latest period of greater Gandharan production. It is stylistically related to Shahi sculpture of northern Pakistan and Afghanistan as well as to the latest Gandharan workshops such as those at Sahri-Bahlol.
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