Qing Dynasty, circa:
H 12 in.(30cm.), W
8 in.(20cm.), D 6.5 in.(16.5cm.)
Condition: Excellent !
The name Manjushri's
in Japanese is Monju; in Chinese, Wen Chu. He is regarded as the Bodhisattva of
Wisdom, and the God of Literature in China. As depicted in this bronze statue
of Manjushri seated in a diamond position, holding the double edged sword. Which
is a prototype in accordance with centuries old Tibetan Buddhist traditions. Although
stylistically the bodhisattva's bold face and vigorous body, his extended eyebrows
and slanted eyes are distinctively Chinese origin. In addition, the unusual style
of the crown, the curvi-linear drapery folds, and the circular base which sits
the double lotus are indication of a style produced in late 19th century Qing
Dynasty. The statue is immaculately casted with a highly polished finishing, which
accentuated the deep yellow bronze with a strong radiance.