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Buddha or Maitreya, seated in cross-legged pose, on dias with incised incense burner and figures of two donors

Accession Number
1961/2.75

Title
Buddha or Maitreya, seated in cross-legged pose, on dias with incised incense burner and figures of two donors

Artist(s)
Chinese

Artist Nationality
Chinese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
late 6th century

Medium & Support
gilt bronze

Dimensions
3 1/4 in. ( 8.3 cm )

Credit Line
Museum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection

Label copy
The figure with suspended and crossed legs usually represents the Future Buddha, Maitreya, who will be the eighth in an endless series of enlightened saviors. An incense burner and two donors are depicted on the base.

Subject matter
Buddha (probably Shakyamuni Buddha) or Maitreya, in the form of a Buddha

Primary Object Classification
Sculpture

Primary Object Type
statue

Additional Object Classification(s)
Ritual Object

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
Buddhas (visual works)
Buddhism
donors
miniature (size attribute)

2 Related Resources

Buddhism
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)
Medicines and Remedies
(Part of: History of Medicine - American Association of Historians of Medicine (AAHM))

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