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Standing Bodhisattva, probably Maitryeya (Buddha of the Future)

Date:
ca. 3rd century
Culture:
Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara)
Medium:
Schist
Dimensions:
H. 23 1/4 in. (59.1 cm); W. 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm); D. 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
13.96.16
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 236
On the base, small donors venerate the alms bowl of the Buddha, a relic known to have been on display in ancient Gandhara.
[ Colonel M. C. Cooke-Collis , England, ca. 1882 until 1913; sold to MMA ]
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