Monju Bosatsu Holding Wisdom Sword
Japanese Paulowinia Carving
Holding Wisdom Sword
Late Meiji-Taisho, early 20th century
in.(7.5cm), W 2.5 in.(6.5cm), D 2 in.(5cm)
Measurement not including wood base
in dhyanasana on a lotus pedestal, holding a wisdom sword in his right hand, with
raised left hand displaying a no-fear abhaya mudra, he is wearing a pleated dhoti,
flowing scarf, necklace and bangles, this miniature Bodhisattva of Wisdom has
a broad face with serene expression, well carved in rich brown paulownia wood.
Signed on the base: Shuyoshi; tentatively once a personal avatar for adulation.