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Bodhisattva Maitreya
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Bodhisattva Maitreya


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Description This elaborately crafted Bodhisattva Maitreya rests on a multilayered lotus pedestal, gazing outward through eyes inlaid with silver. Identifiable by the small water pot carved within the flower to his side and by the image of a stupa – a reliquary mound encasing the remains of the Buddha or another revered person – in his headdress, Maitreya himself is the future Buddha. Silver and copper inlay enhance the jewelry that adorns his body and the textile pattern that covers his garment. The sculpture, once part of an ensemble of devotional images, was made for the monk Sadhurakshita, whose name is inscribed on the base.
Exhibitions
  • Desire and Devotion: Art from India, Nepal, and Tibet in the John and Berthe Ford Collection. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara; Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham; Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong. 2001-2003.
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

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Period
12th century
Medium
copper alloy with silver and copper inlay
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.3080
Measurements
H: 7 5/16 × W: 5 9/16 × D: 3 1/4 in. (18.5 × 14.1 × 8.2 cm); Statue H: 4 13/16 × W: 3 1/4 × D: 2 1/8 in. (12.2 × 8.3 × 5.4 cm); Base H: 3 1/8 × W: 5 9/16 × D: 3 1/4 in. (8 × 14.1 × 8.2 cm)
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