Book Cover with Three Bodhisattvas
- 12th century (?)
- Painted wood
- 8-1/2 x 27 x 1-1/4 in. (21.6 x 68.6 x 3.2 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Norton Simon Art Foundation, from the Estate of Jennifer Jones Simon
- Accession Number:
- © Norton Simon Art Foundation
The central figure of this book cover is Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva of compassion and the patron deity of Tibet. He is seated in meditation and holds a rosary and a flower. The figure to his right is Manjusri, wielding a sword, while to his left is an angry form of Vajrapani, who stands militantly, brandishing a thunderbolt.
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