Tibetan Bronze Statuette of Bodhisattva Manjushri

GBP 1,500.00

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Object Description

A finely modelled bronze statuette depicting the Bodhisattva Manjushri, one of the most important figures in Buddhist religion, who is considered the Bodhisattva of Wisdom. The figure appears seated in Dhyanasana on a lotus flower-shaped base, with the legs crossed and the feet facing up. He is portrayed wearing an elaborate floral headpiece and holding a flaming sword in his right hand, while his left hand appears in the Vitarka mudra. A stem of a lotus flower, one of the main attribute of Bodhisattva Manjushri, extends from the lotus-shaped base, coiling around the figure’s left arm. Details of the jewellery the figure is portrayed wearing have been enriched by turquoise cabochon insets. The statuette features a hollow base in order to contain Buddhist relics, which were placed inside before sealing it. Statuettes, such as this beautiful example, were placed in temples and shrines, as a way to accrue the merit needed for good karma in Buddhist religion.

Date: Circa 18th – 19th Century AD

Object History

From a private UK collection, acquired on the London art market 1990-2000.

Object Condition

Extremely fine, some signs of wear to the surface.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:17.9 x H:21.6 centimeters

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+44 (0)208 364 4565
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Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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