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Gandharan Schist Sculpture of the Bodhisattva Maitreya - SF.057
Origin: Central Asia
Circa: 200 AD to 300 AD
Dimensions: 7.5" (19.1cm) high x 4.25" (10.8cm) wide
Collection: Asian
Medium: Schist

Location: UAE
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Maitreya is the last in the line of the historical Buddhas, who, it is believed, will be reborn in the future. Depicted in a seated position, this bodhisattva is identifiable by the flask held in his left hand. In the frieze below Maitreya there are two donor figures who kneel either side of a lit fire. - (SF.057)


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