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Bodhisattva Mañjusri (J. Monju Bosatsu) seated on a lion

Accession Number
1986/2.49

Title
Bodhisattva Mañjusri (J. Monju Bosatsu) seated on a lion

Artist(s)
Japanese

Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
18th century (?)

Medium & Support
ema, ink and color on wood panel

Dimensions
28 3/4 in. x 14 1/4 in. ( 73.03 cm x 36.2 cm )

Credit Line
From the collection of Harold Phillip Stern

Physical Description
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. 

Primary Object Classification
Painting

Primary Object Type
figure painting

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
Buddhism
bodhisattva
lotus (motif)
swords

3 Related Resources

Buddhism
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)
Japan Pax Tokugawa 1600-1868
(Part of: Empires and Colonialism)

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