Results 1 280
46 Previous Next

Bodhisattva Maitreya
Additional Views Explore Object
Creative Commons License

Bodhisattva Maitreya


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This sumptuous bodhisattva is the future Buddha Maitreya, recognizable by the small pot resting on the lotus stem and by the stupa nearly hidden in his elaborate headdress. (Solid, dome-shaped structures, called stupas, sometimes hold relics of the Buddha Shakyamuni. It can be imagined that Maitreya is honoring Shakyamuni by placing his relics on his head.) Originally the sculpture flanked a statue of Shakyamuni, with the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara on the other side. An inscription on the base names the elderly monk Sadhurakshita, donor of this image to a monastery.
Provenance John and Berthe Ford, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 2009, by gift.
Inscriptions under base
Credit Gift of John and Berthe Ford, 2009

Download Image Add to Collection Creative Commons License

Creator
Period
12th century
Medium
bronze with silver and copper inlay
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.3080
Measurements
H: 7 3/16 x W: 5 9/16 x D: 3 1/4 in. (18.2 x 14.2 x 8.2 cm); Base approx. H: 2 1/2 × W: 6 × D: 4 in. (6.35 × 15.24 × 10.16 cm)
Geographies
Location Within Museum
Not On View

Thumbnail: Bodhisattva Maitreya Thumbnail: Bodhisattva Maitreya Thumbnail: Bodhisattva Maitreya Thumbnail: Bodhisattva Maitreya
Zoom Out Zoom In Back to Details  
Full Size: Bodhisattva Maitreya