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Bodhisattva (Maitreya?), seated cross-legged in abhaya mudra, from Longmen (?)

Accession Number
1964/2.82

Title
Bodhisattva (Maitreya?), seated cross-legged in abhaya mudra, from Longmen (?)

Artist(s)
Chinese

Artist Nationality
Chinese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
circa 525

Medium & Support
limestone

Dimensions
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 Line
Museum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection

Label 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 Type
figure

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
Buddhism
bodhisattva
caves
seated

1 Related Resource

Buddhism
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)

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