Buddhist Triad with Maitreya, Shakyamuni and Avalokiteshvara
c. 1000
India: Bihar, Gaya (?)
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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.

Details

  • Title: Buddhist Triad with Maitreya, Shakyamuni and Avalokiteshvara
  • 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

Object Information

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Leoshko, Janice, Asian Art: Selections from the Norton Simon Museum, fig. 15 pp. 16-17
Pal, Pratapaditya, Asian Art at the Norton Simon Museum, Volume 1: Art from the Indian Subcontinent, no. 139 pp. 178-179
Pal, Pratapaditya, Asian Art at the Norton Simon Museum, Volume 3: Art from Sri Lanka & Southeast Asia, fig. 13 p. 110
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