antique Tibetan bronze is a magnificent rendering of this potent deity. Manjushri,
known as the Buddha of Divine Learning also deepens lucid clarity and unshakable
concentration. This is indicated by the flaming sword he carries in his right
hand. His left hand is poised in the mudra of peace and compassion from which
springs forth a lush lotus and the Prajnaparamita Sutra, the Heart Sutra. Manjusri’s
mantra (Om Ah Ra Pa Tsa Na Dhih) enhances wisdom and improves one's skills in
debating, memory, writing, and explaining.
The incisive endless knott gold motif is indicative that this a more serious
piece. This highly intricate work is traditionally completed after the casting.
The countenance of the Buddha communicates peace and concentration. Seated in
a diamond position, the robes of this Buddha are intricately wrought in high detail.
The uppermost gilt hair knot representing Vajrasattva, with hair that flows to
both sides of the Bodhisattvas' shoulders. He wears a three-pointed crown. Two
falling sashes flutter and shudder on either side. Manjushri sits on a fully rendered
lotus that is depicted in full petals in the front and then breaks into intricate
pattern in the back of the statue. This antique bronze has a distinct Pala institute.
It is in excellent condition a deep fusion of beauty and form, artistry and innate