c. AD 200s
Overall: 66.3 cm (26 1/8 in.)
Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund 1969.61
The water bottle in his left hand indicates that this figure depicts the bodhisattva Maitreya. It is thought that Maitreya will reach enlightenment after the teachings of the Buddha have been forgotten, in order to spread the teachings again.
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