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Maitreya Bodhisattva

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At A Glance

  • Period

    2nd-3rd century
  • Geography

    Pakistan or Afghanistan
  • Material

    Relief fragment; phyllite with traces of pigment and gold
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 74.3 x 26 x 13.3 cm (29 1/4 x 10 1/4 x 5 1/4 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • School/Tradition

    Gandhara school
  • Provenance

    From at least 1968-1987
    Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987), method of acquisition unknown [1]
    From 1987
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Dr. Arthur M. Sackler [2]
    [1] See the “Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Gift Inventory,” number L68.13.28, copy in object file. In 1968, Arthur M. Sackler loaned the sculpture to the Brooklyn Museum, where the museum assigned it the loan number of “L68.13.28.”
    [2] Pursuant to the agreement between Dr. Arthur M. Sackler and the Smithsonian Institution, dated July 28, 1982, legal title of the donated objects was transferred to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery on September 11, 1987.
    Research Completed October 17, 2022
  • Collection

    Arthur M. Sackler Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Sculpture of South Asia and the Himalayas (November 19, 1992 to July 9, 2017)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Dr. Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987)
  • Origin

    Pakistan or Afghanistan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
  • Type

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