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Standing Bodhisattva Maitreya

Date:
ca. 7th century
Culture:
India (Jammu & Kashmir) or Pakistan (ancient kingdom of Kashmir)
Medium:
Copper alloy, gilded and silvered, inlaid with silver
Dimensions:
Bodhisattva: H. 15 1/16 in. (38.3 cm); W. 5 in. (12.7 cm); D. 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Muneichi Nitta, 2003
Accession Number:
2003.593.3a, b
  • Description

    The unusual costume and jewelry seen here suggest that this may be a royal figure shown as Maitreya, who can be identified by the fragmentary water bottle held in his left hand.

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