University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 40-35-3
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: China
Longmen Caves
Period: Wei Dynasty
Date Made: 512 CE
Early Date: 512
Late Date: 512
Abhaya Mudra
Height: 61cm
Width: 32cm
Credit Line:Exchange with Yamanaka & Company, 1940
Other Number01004 - Cast Number


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
Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)View Objects in Exhibition


[Article] Jayne, Horace H. F. 1941. Maitreya and Guardians. The University Museum Bulletin. 9 (1)View Objects cited in this Publication
[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. 30View Objects cited in this Publication

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