A dedicatory inscription nearby this Buddha statue gave a date corresponding to 512 CE. The Buddha is Maitreya--the compassionate one, the Buddha who is to come. The right hand is raised in the abhaya mudra, the gesture of compassion.
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Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966)
Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)
[Article] Jayne, Horace H. F. 1941. Maitreya and Guardians. The University Museum Bulletin. 9 (1)
[Article] Jayne, Horace H. F. 1941. The Chinese Collections of The University Museum: A Handbook of the Principal Objects. The University Museum Bulletin. 9 (2-3) : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 38, Fig. 30
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