An image of Figure of Maitreya

Unknown Artist

Figure of Maitreya

Location
Upper Asian gallery
Further information

Carried in robes of travellers and pilgrims, it is small figures such as this that have survived the vagaries of turbulent histories. This unassuming figure of the Future Buddha Maitreya (identified by the stupa in his headdress) carries a lotus bud in his right hand and the end of his robe in his left.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.324.

Place of origin
Prakon Chai, Buriram Province, Thailand
Cultural origin
Mon-Khmer style
Year
8th century
Media
Sculpture
Medium
bronze alloy
Dimensions
10.0 cm; 12.7 cm with stand
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
D G Wilson Bequest Fund 1999
Accession number
131.1999