The bodhisattva Manjushri, anonymous, c. 800 - c. 900

The bodhisattva Manjushri, anonymous, c. 800 - c. 900

volcanic stone (andesite), h 138cm × w 90cm × d 60cm × w 663kg. More details

Manjushri was venerated in China as one of the first advocates of Buddhism. On Java, he was represented as a young man with bejewelled straps across his chest. This figure’s missing hands may once have made the gesture of turning the wheel of doctrine (dharmacakra mudra): this symbolizes the beginning of the cycle of Buddhist doctrine and enlightenment.

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