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

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dc.contributor.authorMinistry of Information and Broadcasting
dc.contributor.authorPhotographer: Basham, Arthur Llewellyn
dc.coverage.spatialIndia (Bishnupur, West Bengal)
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-18T23:25:41Z
dc.date.available2019-12-18T23:25:41Z
dc.date.created1956
dc.identifierANUA 682-3740
dc.identifier.otherAR BUD-189
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/196125
dc.descriptionAccording 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).
dc.format.extent35mm
dc.format.mediumslide
dc.format.mediumb&w
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.subjectBuddhism, Background: Bodhisattva's life, Buddha's message, Growth of Buddhism, Buddhist Pantheon
dc.subjectstone sculpture
dc.subjectbook scan
dc.titleThe Buddhist Pantheon: Maitreya, stone, Visnupur, Gaya, c. 12th century AD
dc.typeImage
local.description.notesSource: The Way of the Buddha, Delhi, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, 1956, Section V, Illustration 24
dc.date.updated2019-12-18T23:25:41Z
dc.provenanceDigitised by the Australian National University in 2019
dc.rights.licenseThis image is provided for research purposes only and must not be reproduced without the prior permission of the Archives Program, Australian National University.
CollectionsArthur Llewellyn Basham

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