Bodhisattva (Maitreya?), seated cross-legged in abhaya mudra, from Longmen (?)Artist(s)ChineseArtist NationalityChinese (culture or style)Object Creation Datecirca 525Medium & SupportlimestoneDimensions
12 1/16 in x 6 7/8 in x 2 1/2 in (30.6 cm x 17.4 cm x 6.3 cm)Credit LineMuseum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial CollectionLabel copy
Maitreya, the Future Buddha, usually has suspended and crossed legs. His garments and crown indicate his princely status. Hundreds of these figures were originally found at the Buddhist site of Lung-men in Honan Province.Primary Object Classification Sculpture Primary Object TypefigureCollection AreaAsianRights
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