Medium and Support:
Bequest of Mrs. Cora Timken Burnett
16 in. x 11 in. x 7 1/2 in. (40.64 cm x 27.94 cm x 19.05 cm)
Currently on view
This is the head of the bodhisattva Maitreya, who is thought to be waiting in a heaven for the moment when he will be born to become the next
Buddha on this earth. The expression on his face is serene as he waits in meditative bliss. Ribbons stream down the sides of his head from the beautifully articulated crown. Heavy earrings pull
his earlobes down to his shoulders.
Last Updated: 3/26/2021