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Prajnaparamita
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

The statue is of great aesthetical and historical value.

History of the Object
The Prajnaparamita was first seen in 1818 or 1819 by the Dutch colonial official D. Monnereau. In 1820 Monnereau gave the statue to C.G.C. Reinwardt, who took it to Holland where it eventually came to be deposited in the Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde in Leiden. Prajnaparamita is a goddess of high standing in Mahayana tantric Buddhism; she is considered the sakti, or consort, of the highest Buddha (in the Buddhist pantheon known as vajradhara), she symbolizes perfect knowledge. As with many statues from East Java, this one is thought to be the “portrait statue” of Rajapatni Gayatri queen, the wife of King Kertarajasa (the first King of Majapahit Kingdom), grandmother of Hayam Wuruk.

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Type
Sculpture 
Materials
Stone 
Measurements
Width 126 cm. Height 50 cm.  
Creator name
unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Indonesia; Java; Malang 
Geography
Indonesia 
Time period
AD 13th century ~ AD 13th century 
Creation date
13th Century 
Function
worship 
Acquisition
In January 1978 the Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde (National Museum of Ethnology) returned the statue to Indonesia, where it was placed in the Museum Nasional. 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Museum Nasional 
Museum
National Museum of Indonesia 
Credit line
 

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  • Desi161 weeks ago

    And also that famous monk which helepd estabilish Dhamma in Tibet was Atisha (not Asita).Very good work on the blog, I'm reading and enjoying it for two days already, took the archives from the beginning.All the best to you, Venerable.

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