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Bodhisattva Mañjusri

Accession Number
1973/1.808A

Title
Bodhisattva Mañjusri

Artist(s)
Tibetan

Artist Nationality
Tibetan (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
20th century (?)

Medium & Support
woodblock print on paper

Dimensions
25 9/16 in. x 21 1/4 in. ( 65 cm x 54 cm )

Credit Line
Museum purchase, Acquisition Fund

Subject matter
An image of the Manjushri, the bodhisattva of wisdom, shown seated on his lion mount, who in turn rests on a large lotus. Manjusri holds a sword high in his right hand, and a lotus flower in his left hand. A profusion of flowers surrounds the image. In the upper left hand corner is a moon, and in the upper right hand corner, a sun.

Physical Description
A woodblock print, with monochromatic black ink. The impression is good, especially given the detail of the design, although the block appears to have been worn at the outside edges.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
Buddhism
Himalayan
bodhisattva
lotus (motif)
moons
suns (stars)
swords

3 Related Resources

Buddhism
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)
Celestial bodies
(Part of: Natural World)

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