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.
- Title: Bodhisattva Manjusri
- Date: 9th century
- Medium: Bronze inlaid with silver and copper
- Dimensions: 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: F.1978.27.S
- Copyright: © The Norton Simon Foundation
Treasures from the Himalayas: Sacred Treasures from Tibet, Nepal and Northern India
- Norton Simon Museum, 2003-05-30 to 2003-10-27
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- Schroeder, Ulrich von, Indo-Tibetan Bronzes,no. 16G pp. 104, 107-109, 118-119
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- Campbell, Sara, Collector Without Walls: Norton Simon and His Hunt for the Best,2010, cat. 763 p. 336
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