Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Maitreya (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity) - Bodhisattva

རྒྱལ་བ་བྱམས་པ། 弥勒佛
(item no. 36358)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Peaceful

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Maitreya Bodhisattva.

At the top are the Buddhas of the Five Families. In the lower composition are the Eight Great Bodhisattvas.

Jeff Watt 1-2014

Front of Painting
English Translation of Inscription: [Lengthy Lantza Nepalese script along the bottom front of the composition]

Secondary Images
Related Items
Thematic Sets
Buddhist Deity: Maitreya Main Page
Buddhist Deity: Maitreya (Seated Posture)
Collection of Penn Museum - Main Page (Painting)