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|Date Made:||Tang Dynasty|
|Credit Line:||Purchased from C. T. Loo, 1915|
|Other Number:||Getz 15 - Other Number|
Wenshu (Manjusri in Sanskirt) is the bodhisattva of wisdom. He often rides a lion, as he does here. Other attributes include him holding the Prajnaparamita sutra, the book of Perfect Knowledge, in his left hand, and a sword in his right with a flaming point used to drive away darkness and ignorance. Chinese followers believed Mount Wutai in Shanxi province was Wenshu's abode, making it a place of Buddhist pilgrimage. Wenshu is often paried with Puxian (Samantabhadra in Sanskrit) who rides an elephant. The statue is made of marble with traces of pigment and gilding.
Current & Past Exhibitions:
|Chinese Halls (1941 - 1966)||View Objects in Exhibition|
|Exhibition of Oriental Art (12 Feb 1916)||View Objects in Exhibition|
|China Gallery (22 Feb 2017)||View Objects in Exhibition|
|Chinese Rotunda (1968 - 22 Feb 2017)||View Objects in Exhibition|
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