Our hand-patinated figure is developed from a sixteenth-century Tibetan bronze depicting a youthful Manjushri sitting on a throne with a lotus flower in his hand. In the Buddhist pantheon, Manjushri, the Bodhisattva of Wisdom, is one of the most important deities. A bodhisattva
is a spiritual being who has gained enlightenment, but who renounces nirvana and remains in the world to help others.
Bonded bronze. Hand patinated. 3 3/4"H; 3 3/8'' diam.