Maitreya Votive from Ancient China

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 02 December 2018
Maitreya Votive from Ancient China

This votive of Maitreya, the Buddha of the future as a bodhisattva, dates from the early 6th century CE during the Northern Wei Dynasty, and it is made of chalkstone. It comes from the Longmen Cave Temples in China's Henan province. (Museum Rietberg, Z├╝rich).


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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2018, December 02). Maitreya Votive from Ancient China. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/9635/

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Wiener, James B. "Maitreya Votive from Ancient China." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 02 Dec 2018. Web. 14 Nov 2019.

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