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Statue

Object Number:40-35-3
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chinese
Buddhist
Provenience: China
Henan
Longmen Caves
Period: Wei Dynasty
Date Made: 512 CE
Early Date: 512
Late Date: 512
Section:Asian
Materials:Limestone
Iconography:Maitreya
Buddha
Abhaya Mudra
Height: 61 cm
Width: 32 cm
Credit Line:Exchange with Yamanaka & Company, 1940
Other Number:01004 - Cast Number

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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966) View Objects in Exhibition
Japan Gallery (21 Oct 2012 - 2018) View Objects in Exhibition
Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Article] Jayne, Horace H. 1941. "Maitreya and Guardians". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 9. no. 1. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Jayne, Horace H. 1941. "The Chinese Collections of The University Museum: A Handbook of the Principal Objects". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 9. no. 2-3. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 38, Fig. 30View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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