Bodhisattva Manjushri: Lord of Wisdom

Overall: 31.2 cm (12 5/16 in.); Part 1: 6.5 x 15.5 x 11.9 cm (2 9/16 x 6 1/8 x 4 11/16 in.); Part 2: 41.9 x 15.2 cm (16 1/2 x 6 in.); Part 3: 16.5 x 8.5 cm (6 1/2 x 3 3/8 in.)
Location: not on view
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His hand gestures show that he teaches the wisdom that leads to enlightenment.


The Bodhisattva of Wisdom can be identified by the lion mount, the horizontal palm-leaf manuscript on the lotus above his left shoulder, and the stupa above his head. His seat and footrests are lotus flowers, indicating transcendence of the ordinary world.
Bodhisattva  Manjushri: Lord of Wisdom

Bodhisattva Manjushri: Lord of Wisdom


East India, Bengal

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