Bodhisattva Mañjusri (J. Monju Bosatsu) seated on a lionArtist(s)JapaneseArtist NationalityJapanese (culture or style)Object Creation Date18th century (?)Medium & Supportema, ink and color on wood panelDimensions
28 3/4 in. x 14 1/4 in. ( 73.03 cm x 36.2 cm )Credit LineFrom the collection of Harold Phillip SternPhysical 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 Typefigure paintingCollection AreaAsianRights
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