The bodhisattva Maitreya, Anonymous, 500 - 525

The bodhisattva Maitreya, Anonymous, 500 - 525

h 46.0cm × w 37.5cm × d 8.0cm. More details

Maitreya, the Buddha of the Future, will appear during the following world cycle and rule an earthly paradise as successor to the Buddha. At present he is still in his heaven, awaiting his descent to earth. This figure comes from Longmen, a complex of Buddhist temples carved from the living rock. The fine stylization of the drapery and the facial features are typical of sculpture from this site.


Collections with this work


David added this work to Favourites

April 18 2015 - 164 works

Maria Surducan added this work to Sculptura

November 12 2014 - 30 works

Marije Koopmanschap added this work to Jizo

June 1 2014 - 6 works

Make your own creations with this work