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The Bodhisattva Maitreya
Title The Bodhisattva Maitreya
Title2 The Bodhisattva Maitreya
Museum Name Allahabad Museum, Allahabad
Gallery Name Early Sculpture
Object Type Sculpture
Main Material Stone
Component Material II Stone
Component Material III Stone
Manufacturing Technique Chisiling and Carving
Main Artist Not Known
Artist's Nationality Indian
Artist's Life Date / Bio Data Not Known
Author NA
Country India
Provenance Gandhara, Pre-Independent India.
Origin Place Gandhara, Pre-Independent India.
Find Place Gandhara, Pre-Independent India.
Scribe NA
Style Gandhara Kusana
School Gandhara School of Arts
Patron/Dynasty Gandhara Kushana
Period / Year of Work C.2nd Century CE
Inscription No
Tribe NA
Costume NA
Culture NA
Dimensions 84 x 31.8 cm
Detailed Description The image of Bodhisatva Maiterya has been carved in blue schist stone. Hands and halo are partly broken off. He puts on a princely dress and very rich, beautiful ornaments with fine workmanship. He puts-on wooden sandals held by leather straps decorated with lion heads. The wavy hair is parted in the center, combed sideways, and tied in a bun on the top. A pearl fillet circles the brow and is looped around the bun. He wears a dhoti, a crown, necklace and yajnopavita tagged with amulets. Worshippers are shown on either side below. The sculpture belongs to the Gandhara Art which developed in north -west frontiers of India. The Gandhara Art is a perfect combination of Indian and Western art trends. One can see subjects, who are Indian mostly Buddhist and stylistically a mixture of Greek, Roman and Egyptian art tradition.
Brief Description The image of Bodhisatva Maiterya has been carved in blue schist stone. The sculpture belongs to the Gandhara School of Art.