Figure of a bodhisattva (probably Maitreya) - ROM2006_7683_1


Figure of a bodhisattva (probably Maitreya)

Medium:Carved marble
Geography: Reportedly from Anyang, China
Date: 11th-12th Century
Period: Liao-Jin dynasty
92 x 46 x 31 cm
Object number: 920.1.231
Credit Line: The George Crofts Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Matthews Family Court of Chinese Sculpture
DescriptionThis figure’s full, fleshy face with broad cheeks and double chin is typical of Liao and Jin dynasty sculpture. The jewellery and the robe, with its rich folds and bows, are rendered with great plasticity, as are the flaming halo and the eddying waves on the plinth. Details such as the rectangular belt clasp and the left foot with its realistically carved sole and toes also merit attention.
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