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Youthful Manjushri on a Lotus Throne

Date:
16th century
Culture:
Tibet
Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
H. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm); W. 2 7/16 in. (6.2 cm); Diam. (base) 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Cynthia Hazen Polsky, 1984
Accession Number:
1984.491.1
Not on view
This work was likely produced for Chinese use. This unusual representation of Manjushri shows him as a child, with a plump face and the five topknots of childhood, known in China as wuji wenshu. A foliate necklace with settings for gemstones adorns his youthful figure.
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