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Title
Statue of Maithreya Bodhisattva
Creator
Bopearachchi, Osmund
Date Created and/or Issued
2005
Publication Information
Claremont Colleges Library
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Ancient Cultural Sites and Royal Residences
Rights Information
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Description
The tall central figure in the group to the right of the Buddha figure is of Maithreya Bodhisattva (the fifth Buddha of this aeon). He holds his hands in ahvana mudra, is clad in a dhoti secured by ornate waist bands. The upper torso is bare but for several necklaces. His head is adorned with an ornate jata-makuta; hands are held in ahvana mudrā. The feet appear to have been constructed separately and placed on a step.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
acs00019.JPG
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll15/id/104
Subject
Statues
Sculpture
Time Period
Circa 9th century CE
Place
Buduruwagala
Monerāgala District, near Wellawāya
Sri Lanka
Relation
Ancient Buddhist Sites and Royal Residences in Sri Lanka - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll15

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