Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Maitreya (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity)

རྒྱལ་བ་བྱམས་པ། 弥勒佛
(item no. 91036)
Origin Location Mongolia
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Gelug
Size 66.04x45.72cm (26x18in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Erie Art Museum
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Maitreya, Bodhisattva (Tibetan: cham pa, jang chub sem pa): preparing to descend from the Tushita heaven and take rebirth as the future Buddha.

Jeff Watt 9-2000

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