About this object

Bronze statue of steated Maitreya. He is seated in the yogic or meditational pose, both of his upturned feet decorated with open lotus flowers studded with coral. His hands are in the dharmachakra mudra, the sign of the Buddhist teachings. He wears the crown and ornaments of the Bodhisattva, he is very nicely detailed with jewellery including ties to his back. There is still gilt on his tied up hair and on the inside of the crown. Possibly made in Eastern Tibet showing provincial style. The base is open and the contents have been removed.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Coral; Paste; Bronze; Gilt Metal
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased From Mrs Stopford
  • Collector
    Guy Stopford
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    165 mm x 120 mm x 95 mm; 6 1/2 in x 4 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in
  • Related people
    Guy Stopford (Collector); Rosalinde Cecil Stopford (Owner)

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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