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The figure is standing on a lotus-shaped pedestal; the hair is tied as a knot on top of the head; a crown is also on the top. The face has two elongated ears, round eyeblows, eyes looking downward; the lips are shut; sloping sholders are wrapped with thin robe, which hung toward the knees. Right hand, showing a palm, is raised to the chest while the left hand is by the lower abdomen, as if holding something. The three wrinkles can be seen on the neck. All are made of wood.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Bodhisattva Padmapani (Avalokiteshvara; Japanese, Kannon), from Kôfukuji
12th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1969/1.106

Paperweight or box cover: underside carved with lotus and double vajra motifs
1867 – 1932
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Yale Ginsburg
1983/1.112

Jin Nong
Lotus Blossom, one of a pair of album leaves
1754 – 1756
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1996/2.28
This depiction of Monju (Sanskrit: Mañjuśrī), the bodhisattva of wisdom, shows him seated on his typical lion mount, holding a vajra sword and lotus, upon which rests a sutra scroll. While most of the pigments have deteriorated with age, the brightly colored lotus and dappled skin of the lion suggest the original vibrant colors of the image. 
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Bodhisattva Mañjusri (J. Monju Bosatsu) seated on a lion
18th century
From the collection of Harold Phillip Stern
1986/2.49
The white elephants, which draw the eye into the image, face toward the center leading the viewer to Lakshmi who is the central figure in the frame. The image is bordered by a red colored frame. And below the figures, in the background is a dark banded representing a pond.
Artist Unknown, India, Rajasthan, Bundi School
Lakshmi Lustrated by Elephants
19th century
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
2001/2.133
The red mottled sandstone of this lotus relief is unique to the Sikri quarry, just outside of Mathura.
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Lotus Relief, Fragment from the crosspiece of a stupa railing in Mathura
3rd century
Gift of Mrs. Caroline I. Plumer for the James Marshall Plumer Collection
1963/1.90
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
1954/1.207

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Vairocana Buddha (J. Dainichi Nyorai)
17th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
2003/2.59.4
An illustration of the bodhisattva Jokaishō, the divine figure is seated on a lotus blossom venerating a reliquary. The figure sits cross-legged on a red lotus blossom, while beneath the figure is a blue sutra box on a green and yellow lotus. The image is depicted with largely even "iron-wire" lines typical of Heian period Buddhist painting. 
Takuma Tametō
Bodhisattva (Jokaisho Bosatsu): esoteric Buddhist iconographic drawing
1133 – 1166
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1963/1.99
A portable icon featuring Guanyin. She is standing in a walking position and is carrying a willow branch and vase.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (Chinese, Guanyin) with a willow branch and vase
618 – 907
Gift of Mrs. Caroline I. Plumer for the James Marshall Plumer Collection
1964/2.20
Earthenware roof tile-end with molded floral pattern.<br />
The floral medallion on this tile-end consists of bosanghwa(Buddhist floral pattern) motifs which has four heart-shaped petals. The rim is decorated with a chain of beads.<br />
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This dark gray, high-fired earthenware convex eave-end roof tile is decorated with a palmette motif consisting of four petals of a flower in full bloom. Also referred to as the bosanghwa (寶相華, Ch. baoxianghua , a mythical flower often used as a Buddhist decorative motif ), this motif is arranged around a central ovary. Traces of trimming and smoothing with water are visible on the sides of the tile. Traces of clay used to attach this tile to a flat tile can also be seen on the joints.
<p>[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017) p. 39]</p>
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Roof Tile-End with Floral Medallion Design
676 – 935
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
2004/1.200
A fragment of unglazed earthenware: approximately half of a round, molded roof tile, depicting a central lotus flower in relief. 
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Roof Tile
7th century
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Peter Greiner
1979/2.6
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