Figure of Maitreya (painted clay). Standing male figure on a lotus throne; in relief against a plaque on a base. White skin, blue hair- loose and in a top knot. Dressed in a blue animal skin over his left shoulder and knotted at the waist. Green scarf around arms and legs, loincloth of red trimmed with blue; bodhisattva’s jewels; right hand is turned out. Two inscriptions, reading: “BYAMPSA” [i.e. Maitreya]. H:210 mm
These objects are only a part of our collections, of which there are more than 350,000 objects. This information comes from our collections database. Some of this is incomplete and there may be errors. This part of the website is also still under construction, so there may be some fields repeated or incorrectly formatted information.
The database sometimes uses language taken from historical documents to help research, which may now appear outdated and even offensive. The database also includes information on objects that are considered secret or sacred by some communities.
If you have any further information about objects in our collections or can suggest corrections to our information, please contact us: email@example.com