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Maitreya (The Buddha of the Future)


Artist Unknown (China)


early 6th century B.C.

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G200
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Maitreya (The Buddha of the Future): Gallery Label - Current
Kuan Yin:
: A Buddhist Sculpture of the Wei Dynasty
: Chinese Buddhist Sculpture: A Figure of Kuan-Shih-Yin
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Medium: Sculpture | Grey limestone
Size: 17 5/8 in. (44.77 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 6th century B.C., Northern Wei dynasty
Physical Description: Figure of a Maitreya Buddha, porbably Avalokitesvara, seated as if on a stool, his legs crossed at the ankles, his body slightly bent forward, and his hands in the 'do not fear' attitude. The upper part of the body is partially covered with a scarf which
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The William Hood Dunwoody Fund
Accession Number: 45.3
Added to Site: February 28, 2009