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Seated Bodhisattva

11th-12th century

Bronze with silver inlay

3 3/4 × 2 1/2 × 1 1/4 in. (9.53 × 6.35 × 3.18 cm) base+object: 4 × 3 × 1 3/4 in. (10.16 × 7.62 × 4.45 cm)
Gift of Georgia and Michael de Havenon, B.A. 1962
2015.16.2a-b
Manjushri is identified by the manuscript on the lotus in his upraised left hand. The very stylized hair ribbons that tie his diadem to his head typify sculptures produced in the western part of Tibet during the second diffusion of Buddhism, from the tenth to the twelfth century.
Geography: 
India
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Tibetan
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Mr. and Mrs. Michael de Havenon, New York; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 2015,” http://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2015_updated%2012_16_15.pdf (accessed December 1, 2015).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.