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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 ]
Wichita Art Museum. "5000 Years of Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," October 1977–January 1978.

East Hampton. Guild Hall. "Gods of India," December 1, 1979–February 26, 1980.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Glimpses of the Silk Road: Central Asia in the First Millennium," 2002.

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