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北宋 彩繪木雕文殊菩薩像(地黃木胎)
Bodhisattva Manjushri (Wenshu)

Period:
Northern Song dynasty (960–1127)
Date:
late 10th–early 12th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Wood (foxglove) with traces of pigment; single woodblock construction
Dimensions:
H. 43 in. (109.2 cm); W. 23 in. (58.4 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, 1942
Accession Number:
42.25.5
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 208
The scroll held in the bodhisattva’s left hand identifies the figure as Manjushri, the personification of spiritual wisdom, who is generally shown holding such a text in the form of either a Chinese-style handscroll or an Indian-style palm-leaf manuscript.
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