University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:40-35-3
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chinese
Buddhist
Provenience: China
Henan
Longmen Caves
Period: Wei Dynasty
Date Made: 512 CE
Early Date: 512
Late Date: 512 CE
Section:Asian
Materials:Limestone
Iconography:Maitreya
Buddha
Abhaya Mudra
Height: 61 cm
Width: 32 cm
Credit Line:Exchange with Yamanaka & Company, 1940
Other Number:01004 - Cast Number

Description

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.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966) View Objects in Exhibition
Japan Gallery (21 Oct 2012 - 2018) View Objects in Exhibition
Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Article] Jayne, Horace H. F.. 1941. "Maitreya and Guardians". The University Museum Bulletin.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Vol. 9. no. 1. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Jayne, Horace H. F.. 1941. "The Chinese Collections of The University Museum: A Handbook of the Principal Objects". The University Museum Bulletin.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Vol. 9. no. 2-3. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 38, Fig. 30View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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