Location: On Display in the Asia Galleries

From: China | Henan

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number C355.4
Current Location Asia Galleries - On Display
Culture Chinese | Buddhist
Provenience China | Henan
Period Eastern Wei Dynasty | Tianping
Date Made 536 CE
Section Asian
Materials Bronze | Gilt
Technique Gilded
Iconography Maitreya
Inscription Language Chinese Language

Peg which attaches the fiery aureole, mandorla, or back plate to the back of the gilt-bronze statuette of Maitreya.

The item was once in the collection of the late Qing statesman Duanfang 端方.

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Credit Line Purchased from C. T. Loo; Subscription of James B. Ford, 1918
Other Number S.L. 2914.3 (MET) - Old Loan Number

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