Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Manjushri (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity) - (Wutaishan Mountain)

འཇམ་དཔལ་དབྱངས། 文殊师利菩萨
(item no. 93770)
Origin Location China
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Gelug and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Hahn Cultural Foundation
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Five Manjushri of Mount Wutaishan.

At the top center is Je Tsongkapa wearing a yellow pandita hat and performing the gesture of teaching at the heart.

Central Terrace: Yellow Vimala Manjushri
Top left: North Terrace, Blue Vimala Manjushri
Top right: East Terrace, Green Tikshna Manjushri
Lower left: West Terrace, Red Simhanada Manjushri
Lower right: South Terrace, White Jnanasattva Manjushri

HAR #86561 follows the same iconographic program as #93770 but the colours do not follow for all five figures.

Jeff Watt [updated 1-2021]

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Collection of Hahn Cultural Foundation ( Vol. IV)
Region: Wutaishan Mountain, Shanxi, China
Subject: Five Manjushri of Mount Wutaishan, China