rAjalIlAsana in Cambodia?

Michael Rabe mrabe at ARTIC.EDU
Fri Apr 30 06:26:52 UTC 1999

Thu, 29 Apr 1999 07:30:42 PDT, Ganesan wonders:
>  While we are at it, did the contemplative  Miroku (Maitreya)
>  Bodhisattva from Korea and Japan ever influence Auguste Rodin's
>  masterpiece, "The Thinker".

Believe it or not, the Museé Rodin in Paris includes a Japanese Miroku in
the "Thinker" pose but further research is needed to acertain whether the
19th c. sculptor acquired it before or after he created his central figure
for _The Gates of Hell_ in c. 1881.

DO investigate, NG, and let us know!

Michael Rabe

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