Buddhist Triad with Maitreya, Shakyamuni and Avalokiteshvara

Buddhist Triad with Maitreya, Shakyamuni and Avalokiteshvara
Creator:
India: Bihar, Gaya (?)
Date:
c. 1000
Medium:
Schist 
Dimensions:
overall: 26-3/4 x 17-1/8 x 6-1/2 in. (67.9 x 43.5 x 16.5 cm) 
Credit Line:
The Norton Simon Foundation 
Accession Number:
F.1973.01.01.S 
Copyright:
© The Norton Simon Foundation 
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Description

The large central figure is Buddha Shakyamuni, seated beneath the bodhi tree, suggested by the two large branches with leaves on either side of his head. While seated beneath the bodhi tree, the Buddha becomes enlightened, signified by his gesture of touching the earth with his right hand.

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