Sino-Tibetan Gilt Bronze Figure of Maitreya
A Sino-Tibetan gilt bronze figure of Maitreya Bodhisattva. Maitreya is known as the future Buddha. It resides in heaven and will descend to earth to teach the new law (darhma) when Guatama Buddha’s teachings have expired. Maitreya is derived from Sanskrit meaning friendliness.
A figure seated crosslegged atop a stupa and holding both hands in Mudra gestures.
Circa: 18th -19th c.
Material: Gilt bronze
Condition: Very good
Dimensions: 6" X 10"
Inventory number: DL1062