The Future Buddha Maitreya: An Iconological Study
D.K. Printworld, 1996 M12 31 - 385 pages
The Book Highlights The Historical Evolution Of Different Phases Of Maitreya Iconography In Various Regions Of The Indian Subcontinent. Dr. Kim Combines Extensive Field-Work With Diverse Literary Sources To Thoroughly Explore Some Problematic Issues.
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The Origin and Development of Maitreya Cult 932
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abhaya mudrā According Ajantā appears artists ascetic attendants attribute Aurangābād Avalokitesvara become Bodhisattva images bow-knot Buddha image Buddhist triad carries Cave century century AD characteristics close compared concept crown cult deity developed dharmacakra pravartana mudrā dvārapāla earlier early Ellorā emblematic evidence example feet figure flower front future Gāndhāra Gupta hair arrangement hair style head holds iconographical features iconography identical identified image of Maitreya important inch India indicate japa mālā jatāmukuta kamandalu Kuşāņa late later left hand left side lotus Maitreya image Mānuși Buddhas Mathurā Museum nāgakesara nature observed origin ornamentation pedestal period phase placed present probably regarding region representation represented right hand right side Sākyamuni Buddha Sārnāth sculptural seated image seems seen shoulders shown shows shrine Siddhārtha similar Standing image stūpa suggests symbolic third tradition turban Tuşita wall Western Deccan