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Seated Manjusri

Seated Manjusri

Location: not on view

Did You Know?

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.
  • ?–1919
    Yamanaka and Company, New York, NY, given to the Cleveland Museum of Art
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Kim, Min. “Comparison of Color Features in Buddhist Paintings from the Goryeo and Joseon Dynasties [고려불화와 조선불화에 사용된 채색 비교].” Seokdang nonchong (2019): 55-84.
    Hwang, Kyu-seong. “A Study on Iconography of Three World Buddhas in the Joseon Dynasty [朝鮮時代 三世佛 圖像에 關한 硏究].” Misul sahak (2006): 221-281.
    J. A. M. “A Korean Buddhist Painting of the Korai Dynasty.” The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 6, no. 4 (May 1919): 70. Mentioned: P. 70; Reproduced: P. 65
    The Cleveland Museum of Art. The Cleveland Museum of Art Handbook. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1958. Mentioned and Reproduced: cat. no. 893
    Ch'a, Mi-rae, Kwi-suk An, Cleveland Museum of Art, and 국외소재문화재재단. The Korean Collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Edited by An Min-hŭi. First edition, English ed. Overseas Korean Cultural Heritage Series, 16. Seoul, Republic of Korea: Overseas Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation, 2021. Mentioned and reproduced: p. 158-161, no. 103
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