Seated Maitreya

unknown100-200 C.E

National Museum - New Delhi

National Museum - New Delhi
New Delhi , India

The seated figure of Manjusri in dhyanasana on a lotus
pedestal (having a tenon below for fixing) is wearing all
ornaments including a sacred thread containing amulets. A
decorated vase hangs from his joined palms. His face is
characterized by drooping eyes, the mark of urna and a
moustache. The hair falling on the shoulders in locks is tied
on the forehead by a beaded fillet. The rest of the hair is
gathered into a top-knot, which are typical of the figures of
Gandhara Bodhisattvas.

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  • Title: Seated Maitreya
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date: 100-200 C.E
  • Location: Indian Museum, Kolkata
  • Physical Dimensions: Schist stone, 81x47x13cm
  • Provenance: Loriyan Tangai (North-West part of undivided India)
  • Accession Number: 4953/A23193