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Object Number:
40-35-3
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
Lungmen Caves
Period:
Wei Dynasty
Date Made:
512 AD
Early Date:
512
Late Date:
512
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Limestone
Iconography:
Maitreya
Description:
A dedicatory inscription nearby this Buddha statue gave a date corresponding to 512 CE. The Buddha is Maitreya--the compassionate one, the Buddha who is to come. The right hand is raised in the abhaya mudra, the gesture of compassion.
Height:
61cm
Width:
32cm
Credit Line:
Exchange with Yamanaka and Company
Other Number:
01004   -   Cast Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966)
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Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)
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Bibliography:

[Article] Jayne, Horace H. F. 1941. Maitreya and Guardians. The University Museum Bulletin. 9 (1)
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[Article] Jayne, Horace H. F. 1941. The Chinese Collections of The University Museum: A Handbook of the Principal Objects. The University Museum Bulletin. 9 (2-3) : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 38, Fig. 30
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