From: China

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number C71
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Chinese | Buddhist
Provenience China
Date Made Tang - 1914
Section Asian
Materials Bronze
Iconography Manjusri | Lion | Ruyi

Partially gilt bronze image of Manjusri, a famous bodhisattva believed to have lived about 250 years after Sakyamuni (the historical Buddha) and regarded as a personification of transcendental wisdom. He is shown holding a ruyi scepter and seated on a lion, with his right foot extended, resting on a lotus attached to the animal's riding gear.

Credit Line Purchased from Spink & Son, 1914
Other Number Getz 96 - Other Number | A1496 - Old Museum Number | 4 - Field No SF

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