Buddha or Maitreya, seated in cross-legged pose, on dias with incised incense burner and figures of two donorsArtist(s)ChineseArtist NationalityChinese (culture or style)Object Creation Datelate 6th centuryMedium & Supportgilt bronzeDimensions
3 1/4 in. ( 8.3 cm )Credit LineMuseum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial CollectionLabel 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 BuddhaPrimary Object Classification Sculpture Primary Object TypestatueAdditional Object Classification(s)Ritual ObjectCollection AreaAsianRights
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