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Maitreya, Buddha of the future

8th century


Unknown Artist

Alternate image of Maitreya, Buddha of the future by
Alternate image of Maitreya, Buddha of the future by
Alternate image of Maitreya, Buddha of the future by
  • Details

    Other Title
    Figure of Maitreya
    Place where the work was made
    Prakon Chai Buriram Province Thailand
    Cultural origin
    Mon-Khmer style
    8th century
    Media category
    Materials used
    10.0 cm; 12.7 cm with stand
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    D G Wilson Bequest Fund 1999
    Not on display
    Accession number

    Reproduction requests

  • About

    Carried in robes of travellers and pilgrims, it is small figures such as this that have survived the vagaries of turbulent histories. This unassuming figure of the Future Buddha Maitreya (identified by the stupa in his headdress) carries a lotus bud in his right hand and the end of his robe in his left.

    The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.324.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

  • Provenance

    Alex Biancardi, pre Nov 1998, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia

    Parkham Place Gallery, May 1999, Surry Hills/Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, purchased from an exhibition held at Parkham Place Gallery (art dealership) by the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1999.