Standing Bodhisattva Maitreya
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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1963.5
People
Attributed to Zanabazar, Mongolian ( 1635 - 1723)
Title
Standing Bodhisattva Maitreya
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture, figurine
Date
second half 17th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, Mongolia
Culture
Mongolian
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Gilt bronze with blue pigment in the hair and traces of other pigments in the eyes and mouth
Dimensions
H. 62.4 x W. 21.5 x D. 19.4 cm (24 9/16 x 8 7/16 x 7 5/8 in.)
Weight 28 lb.
Provenance
John West (by 1963), gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1963.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of John West
Accession Year
1963
Object Number
1963.5
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Publication History

Pratapaditya Pal, The Art of Tibet, exh. cat., Asia Society Museum (New York, 1969), pp.145-146, no. 47

Susan L. Huntington and John C. Huntington, Leaves from the Bodhi Tree: The Art of Pala India (8th-12th centuries) and its International Legacy, exh. cat., Dayton Art Institute (Dayton, Ohio, 1989), pp. 390-391, no. 158

Marilyn M. Rhie and Robert A. F. Thurman, Wisdom and Compassion: The Sacred Art of Tibet, exh. cat., Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (New York, 1991), p. 141, no. 32

Terese Tse Bartholomew, "An Introduction to the Art of Mongolia", Mongolia: The Legacy of Chinggis Khan, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco (San Francisco, 1995), pp. 76-87, p. 79, fig. 4

James Cuno, Harvard's Art Museums: 100 Years of Collecting, Harvard University Art Museums/Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (Cambridge, MA, 1996), pp. 86-87, illustrated

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., Harvard Art Museum/ Handbook, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 2008), p. 103

Francesca Herndon-Consagra, Reflections of the Buddha, exh. cat., Pulitzer Arts Foundation (St. Louis, MO, 2011-2012), p. 26 (installation image); pp. 30-31 (installation images, details); p. 43, no. 16

Exhibition History

Reflections of the Buddha, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis, 09/09/2011 - 03/10/2012

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted