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Bodhisattva Maitreya, 7th century

Unknown (Indian, Kashmir or Pakistan, Swat - 7th century)

bronze with silver inlay
19.7 cm high
Gift of Max Tanenbaum, Toronto, 1980
National Gallery of Canada (no. 26649)

The figure of Maitreya is a solid cast whereas the base was cast in a hollow process.

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