Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Manjushri (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity) - Bodhisattva

འཇམ་དཔལ་དབྱངས། 文殊师利菩萨
(item no. 65917)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Gelug and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Peaceful

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Manjushri in Bodhisattva Appearance and seated in a relaxed posture with non-iconic hand gestures.

At the top left is a Buddha figure and on the right side is the meditational deity White Manjushri.

At the bottom right is the wisdom protector Yama Dharmaraja in 'Outer Appearance'. Yama Dharmaraja has three principal forms in which he appears: outer, inner and secret.

Jeff Watt 8-2011

Secondary Images
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Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Painting Gallery 4
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