- Museum number
- Object: The Bodhisattva Maitreya.
Standing Bodhisattva, probably Maitreya and originally in abhaya and holding a water pot. The uttarīya loops in the narrow mode and on the left upper arm drapery, apparently leaving a bare space below the left shoulder, runs under the shoulder loop; below hangs a tas-selled end. The usual paridhāna has one pointed end reaching the ground between the feet and a break shows where the water pot was attached. The drapery folds are summarily ridged and terraced.
The head is a long oval against a large plain halo. The features are large in relation to the face: the long eyes with prominent rounded lids are set well back under the forehead; a long thick nose descends straight from the raised ūrṇā; curling whiskers spread from beside the bare upper lip and the chin juts out. The hair spreads from a central parting in thick curls to the neck, but above the diadem, with a disc on each side, it consists only of slightly curved grooves; the damaged, short, double-looped chignon is secured over the top by a string of beads and by a plain fillet below with, in front, a cylindrical bead under a crescent. Globular earrings protrude from the hair.
The torso is modelled and has a large crescent-shaped navel. Round the neck is a plain collar; a necklace of multiple plain strands has terminals with indistinct monster heads confronting a long and faceted cylindrical bead in between, and the amulet cord has one crescentic amulet and two cylindrical boxes. The sandals are secured on the large feet in the usual way.
The base is a lotus with vertically grooved downturned petals, crude stamens and an obconical gynoecium as platform. A thick backplate connects it and the back of the figure.
- Production date
Diameter: 8.90 centimetres
Height: 45.30 centimetres
Width: 12.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Zwalf 1996:
The diadem resembles that of 1880.218.
- Not on display
- 1.Light grey schist, broken and with heavy soil incrustation.
2.Both forearms and part of uttarīya broken; bottom flat; sides carved; edge of halo flat and rough.
3.Back with horizontal chisel grooves.
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