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Manjushri, the Bodhisattva of Transcendent Wisdom

Period:
Licchavi–Thakuri periods
Date:
10th century
Culture:
Nepal (Kathmandu Valley)
Medium:
Copper alloy
Dimensions:
H. 6 9/16 in. (16.7 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. A. Richard Benedek, 1978
Accession Number:
1978.394.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 252
Manjushri, a bodhisattva who embodies wisdom as the path to enlightenment, is closely related to the wisdom goddess Prajnaparamita. Both emerged in north Indian religious texts and imagery in the eighth century. Manjusrhi was a popular Buddhist savior figure in Licchavi Nepal.
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