Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk
Overall: 254.9 x 1146 cm (100 3/8 x 451 3/16 in.)
Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1919.1020
Bodhisattva Manjusri is holding a ruyi scepter to represent ultimate wisdom.
Large-size Buddhist paintings dated to the Joseon period (1392–1910) were once hung behind Buddhist statues, attached to the wall. In the Buddhist pantheon of the Joseon period, Bodhisattva Manjusri appears as a deity attendant to Vairocana Buddha.
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