Bodhisattva Maitreya, 2nd-3rd century, Pakistan: Ancient Gandhara, schist. Maitreya is a bodhisattva who is regarded as a future Buddha and successor to the historic Sakyamuni Buddha. Maitreya is typically depicted as seated, but Gandhara was widely known for production of standing Buddhist sculptures during this period. Made in Gandhara, in what is now Pakistan and Afghanistan, this sculpture reflects the international style that was present in this ancient kingdom. Gandhara was located…
Standing Schist Bodhisattva. Northwest Pakistan, Gandhara, 2nd-3rd century A.D.
Guanyin Artist: unidentified maker Region: China Period: Jin Dynasty (1115-1234) circa 1175 Material: wood, gesso, pigment Dimensions: 91 in. high On view in the museum
Bodhisattvadevi (female bodhisattva) Prajnaparamita; the buddhist goddess of transcendental wisdom, personified in a statue from 13th century Singhasari East Javanese art. The statue was discovered in Cungkup Putri ruins near Singhasari temple, Singhasari, East Java.