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Loan Object

Bodhisattva Manjushri with Attendants

early 13th century

Opaque watercolor on paper

4 1/2 × 3 3/4 in. (11.43 × 9.53 cm) matted: 6 3/8 × 5 1/2 in. (16.2 × 14 cm)
Lent by Steven M. Kossak, B.A. 1972
ILE2017.17.15
Identified by the text held in his left hand, Manjushri is known as the Bodhisattva of Wisdom, one of the two primary virtues of Buddhism; the other is compassion. The small size of this painting suggests that it was originally part of an illustrated manuscript.
Geography: 
Made in Tibet, Central Tibet, China
Status: 
By appointment
Culture: 
Tibetan
Period: 
13th century
Classification: 
Paintings
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