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Statue of Milo (Maitreya) with Ananda and Kasyapa

Sui dynasty (581–618)
dated 583
H. 16 3/8 in. (41.6 cm); W. 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm); D. 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Anonymous Gift, 1968
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: The inscription indicates that the triad was executed in the third year of the Kaihuang era (583) and that it was sponsored by the Buddhist devotee Qin Kuangxian. He offered this image on behalf of both his ancestors for the past seven generations and his living parents and family in order to achieve the fulfillment of all their wishes. No explicit mention of being Guanyin is included in the inscription.

Per Angela Falco Howard, 1983.
Private Collection , New York (until 1968; donated to MMA)
National Museum of History, Taipei. "Zhongguo gu dai shi diao yi shu) 中國古代石雕藝術," February 13, 1983–September 30, 1983.

Gaoxiang. Zhongzheng Culture Center. "Zhongguo gu dai shi diao yi shu) 中國古代石雕藝術," May 25, 1983–July 25, 1983.

Tainan Culture Center. "Zhongguo gu dai shi diao yi shu) 中國古代石雕藝術," August 10, 1983–September 30, 1983.

New York. St. John's University. "Chinese Buddhist Sculpture from the Wei through the Tang Dynasties," November 1, 1983–December 30, 1983.

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