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Manjusri Riding on a Lion

Manjusri Riding on a Lion

Overall: 17 x 10.2 cm (6 11/16 x 4 in.)

Did You Know?

At one time, something was threaded through the harness of the lion and the hands of the attendant.


The Bodhisattva of Wisdom, Manjusri, is seated on a lotus pedestal atop his vehicle, the lion. A bearded attendant stands beside the lion.
  • ?–1974
    (Yamanaka and Company, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art)
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Lee, Sherman E. “The Year in Review for 1974.” The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 62, no. 3 (March 1975): 62–102. Reproduced: p. 88; Mentioned: p. 103, no. 178
    Guo li gu gong bo wu yuan 國立故宮博物院. Hai wai yi zhen. fo xiang [海外遺珎. 佛像 = Chinese art in overseas collections. Buddhist sculpture]. Taibei Shi: Guo li gu gong bo wu yuan, 1986. Reproduced: pl. 144
    Sun, Di 孙迪, editor. Zhongguo liu shi hai wai Fo jiao zao xiang zong he tu mu [中国流失海外佛教造像总合图目= Comprehensive Illustrated Catalogue of Chinese Buddhist Statues in Overseas Collections]. Beijing: Wai wen chu ban she, 2005. vol. 7, p. 1301
  • Year in Review: 1974. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (March 11-April 6, 1975).
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