A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF MANJUSHRI, TANG DYNASTY
A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF MANJUSHRI
seated with the proper right hand slightly raised and holding a text, the other resting with the palm face down upon the knee, the head with a high chignon encircled with a jeweled tiara and the sensuously cast body with a bare torso and defined waist, a sash draped from the lap and over the incised and relief-cast lotus blossom seat, the back with a circular aperture for a mandorla, modern stand, Japanese wood box (5)
Height 3 in., 7.6 cm
In overall good condition with expected wear to the gilding and minor losses to the tips of sashes and extremities. Surface accretion. The underside with a circular aperture for mounting.
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