Bodhisattva Manjusri

Place Made:
India: Kashmir
9th century
Bronze inlaid with silver and copper 
overall: 20-1/8 x 7-3/4 x 4-1/4 in. (51.1 x 19.7 x 10.8 cm) 
Credit Line:
The Norton Simon Foundation, Gift of Mr. Norton Simon 
Accession Number:
© The Norton Simon Foundation 
On View

Manjusri, the bodhisattva of wisdom, stands confidently with his peacock companion, who looks up adoringly at his master. Manjusri is portrayed as a handsome young god; his right hands exhibit the gesture of charity and hold a rosary and three jewels, while his left hands hold a manuscript, a flowering lotus and a fruit. The elaborate tiara with floral crests, the multiple necklaces and the long garland reaching nearly to his feet are all typical of Kashmiri sculptures.

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