Maitreya, the Future Buddha
Bodhisattva Maitreya

Artist/maker unknown, Tibetan

Geography:
Made in Tibet, Asia

Date:
c. Late 16th century

Medium:
Copper alloy with mercury gilding and turquoise

Dimensions:
5 1/4 x 3 5/8 x 3 inches (13.3 x 9.2 x 7.6 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Indian and Himalayan Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1962-178-10

Credit Line:
Gift of Natacha Rambova, 1962

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Label:
This posture indicates that Maitreya, the Future Buddha, is ready to descend to earth.