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The Buddhist Pantheon: Maitreya, stone, Visnupur, Gaya, c. 12th century AD

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Title: The Buddhist Pantheon: Maitreya, stone, Visnupur, Gaya, c. 12th century AD
Author(s): Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Photographer: Basham, Arthur Llewellyn
Keywords: Buddhism, Background: Bodhisattva's life, Buddha's message, Growth of Buddhism, Buddhist Pantheon
stone sculpture
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Description: According to Buddhist traditions, Maitreya, who resides in Tusita heaven, is to appear on earth as a mortal Buddha some thousand years after the parinirvana of Gautama Buddha. This deity is distinguished here by the stupa on his head dress. -- (Patna Museum).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/196125
Other Identifiers: ANUA 682-3740

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