Bodhisattva Maitreya

Bodhisattva Maitreya
Place Made:
Pakistan: Ancient Gandhara
3rd century
29-1/2 x 13 x 6-1/2 in. (74.9 x 33.0 x 16.5 cm) 
Credit Line:
The Norton Simon Foundation 
Accession Number:
© The Norton Simon Foundation 
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Maitreya, whose name means “The Loving or Friendly One,” was a popular figure in Gandhara, in what is now Pakistan. He wears several necklaces, including one with tiny charm boxes that offer protection.

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