From: China | Henan | Longmen Caves

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number 40-35-3
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Chinese | Buddhist
Provenience China | Henan | Longmen Caves
Period Wei Dynasty
Date Made 512 CE
Section Asian
Materials Limestone
Iconography Maitreya | Buddha | Abhaya Mudra

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.

Height 61 cm
Width 32 cm
Credit Line Exchange with Yamanaka & Company, 1940
Other Number 01004 - Cast Number | 38-47 - Other Number | 339 - Other Number

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