ARTEFACTS

Maitreya

  • Асрагч / Майдар / Жамба / Asragč / Maidar / £amba
  • Asaraγči / Mayidari / Mayidiri
  • Byams pa
  • Maitreya
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  • Tsakli (ritual card)
  • 19th century
  • Mineral pigment
  • Height: 5,2 cm / Width: 4 cm / Depth: not filled
  • Collection: Leder/ Umlauff, Inv. Nr.: 35141
  • Völkerkundemuseum vPST Heidelberg
  • © Völkerkundemuseum vPST Heidelberg/ ÖAW
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Maitreya has the appearance of a bodhisattva and sits in meditation posture on a lotus. He displays the gesture of turning the wheel, indication that he is expounding the Buddhist teachings. His fingers hold the stems of two lotus flowers, on which a wheel and a flask rest. His Tibetan name “Byams pa” is printed beneath the figure.
© Olaf Czaja
Maitreya
/ Mongolia / 19th century / © Völkerkundemuseum vPST Heidelberg/ ÖAW

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