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Bodhisattva Maitreya
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

The Bodhisattva Maitreya is shown holding up his right hand with the palm facing towards the viewer. This is the gesture of reassurance. Bodhisattvas help the Buddhist faithful on the road to salvation. They themselves are already within reach of redemption. Like all Bodhisattvas, Maitreya is wearing a loincloth fastened by a cord around his waist, and jewelery. Between his fingers, we can see webbing a feature which indicates his superhuman nature.

History of the Object
This slate figure was made in Gandhara in Pakistan during the third century. It was once painted and gilded. The gold was applied on a ground of red paint, and traces of both paint and gilding can still be seen.

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Type
Sculpture 
Materials
Slate, traces of painting and gilding 
Measurements
Width 30 cm Height 51 cm  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Pakistan; Gandhara 
Geography
Pakistan 
Time period
AD 3rd century ~ AD 3rd century 
Creation date
3rd Century 
Function
Bodhisattvas help the Buddhist faithful on the road to salvation. 
Acquisition
Purchased in 1968; acquired with a financial contribution by the Vereniging Rembrandt. 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Vereniging van Vrienden der Aziatische Kunst. Long term loan Rijksmuseum Amsterdam 
Museum
Rijksmuseum 
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