Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Maitreya (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity) - Buddha

རྒྱལ་བ་བྱམས་པ། 弥勒佛
(item no. 30577)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1400 - 1499
Lineages Buddhist
Material Metal, Copper Inlay
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Buddha

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Maitreya (Tibetan: cham pa, English: Love), the bodhisattva of loving kindness and the coming Buddha of the future eon - currently residing in the Tushita heaven.

"With the fire of great love burning the fuel of anger, the light of pristine awareness removes the darkness of ignorance; heir to the Conqueror's Dharma, upcoming leader of beings; to the one residing in Tushita, I bow." (Sakya liturgical verse).

Jeff Watt 2-2014

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Collection: Christie's. Jan. 28, 2014