Sculpture depicting seated Bodhisattava Maitreya


  • Title

    Sculpture depicting seated Bodhisattava Maitreya

  • Associated place

    Abarchinar (find spot)
    Gandhara (place of creation)
    Barikot (place of creation)
    Swat (place of creation)
  • Date

    1st - 3rd century AD (AD 1 - 300)
  • Material and technique

    dark grey schist

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    56.5 x 46.5 x 10.6 cm approx. (height x width x depth)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Presented by Mr and Mrs Philip Wright, 1948.

  • Museum location

    not on display

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.


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Further reading

Barger, Evert, Philip Wright, Excavations in Swat and explorations in the Oxus territories of Afghanistan: a detailed report of the 1938 expedition, 64, Memoirs of the Archaeological Survey of India (Delhi: Manager of Publications, 1941), no, 138, pp. 26, 61, pl. V, fig. 4

Jongeward, David, Buddhist Art of Gandhara in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2019), no. 77 on p. 110

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