Standing Bodhisattva Maitreya


with mandala

3/4 view left

3/4 view right


underside of base

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Attributed to Zanabazar
Mongolian (1635 - 1723)
Standing Bodhisattva Maitreya, second half 17th century
, Figurine
17th century
Creation Place: Mongolia
Gilt bronze with blue pigment in the hair and traces of other pigments in the eyes and mouth
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.
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of John West
, 1963.5
Pratapaditya Pal, The Art of Tibet, exh. cat., Asia Society (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 Foundation for the Arts (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 Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis, 09/09/2011 - 03/10/2012