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This icon painting depicts the bodhisattva Monju seated cross-legged on lotus on top of a lion. The figure holds a vajra sword, and is dressed in flowing robes with golden jewelry. Two circular mandorlas surround the figure. 
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Bodhisattva Mañjusri (J. Monju Bosatsu), seated on a lion
15th century
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Jizo Bosatsu (?)
1945 – 1955
Gift of Mrs. Caroline J. Plumer

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Amitabha (Ch. Amitofou) rescues sailors at sea
19th century
Gift of Robert and Frances Wagner
Guanyin is sitting on a decorative chair. She is wearing a robe and a necklace, and her left arm is in front pf her holding a bottle.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
The Bodhisattva Guanyin
19th century
Gift of Willard A. and Marybelle Bouchard Hanna

Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Bodhisattva (?), head
8th century
Gift of Mark and Iuliana Phillips

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
7th century
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Paul Wang in Memory of Professor Shang-Yi Wang
A portable painting (thangka) in gouache and gold pigment on sized cotton, framed with concentric borders of red and yellow figures silk, with an outer border of white satin with embroidered floral designs. The painting is designed to be rolled up when not in use.
Mandala of a Dhyana Buddha, possibly Amitayus
20th century
Gift of Mrs. Gracia E. van Loo
A figure is sitting on a lotus-shaped pedestal, which is itself placed on an hexagonal pedestal. The figure wears a drape hanging from the left shoulder and covering the bottom. The arms are placed in front; right hand holding the left index finger. The facial expression is calm; the two eyes looking down; a dot on the forehead. Two elongated ears. A tall crown on the head. The two halos are on the back of the figure; one behind the head and other behind the torso. Two halos are surrounded by an oval-shaped dais. The statue and pedestals are guilded with gold; some polychrome remnants.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Vairocana Buddha (Japanese, Dainichi Nyorai)
17th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Four-Armed Esoteric Deity, probably Avalokitesvara
10th century
Gift of Mark and Iuliana Phillips
This hanging scroll depicts Monju (Sanskrit: Mañjuśrī), the bodhisattva of wisdom, seated on a lotus pedestal, holding his typical attributes of a vajra sword and a scroll. His typical lion mount is depicted underneath the base of lotus surrounded by peonies.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Bodhisattva Manjusri (Monju Bosatsu)
17th century
Gift of Ellen and Richard Laing

Saitō Kiyoshi (Japanese (culture or style))
Asuka (Kudara Kannon) [Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara; Japanese, Kannon bosatsu]
1933 – 1966
Gift of the artist
This is one of a pair of Javanese bells.  A talon-like vajra sits atop the bronze handle.  Lotus petals decorate the base, and the faces encircling the the bell above them depict Prajnaparamita, the bodhisattva aspect of “Perfection of Wisdom.”
Prayer Bell (Lontjeng) (One of a Pair)
1500 – 1699
Museum Purchase