Standing Manjushri
Standing Manjushri
Standing Manjushri
Standing Manjushri

Standing Manjushri


Artist
Mongolian (Mongolian)
Date
20th century
Medium
Painted clay on wooden support
Dimensions
Work : 4 ft. x 24 1/2 in. x 6 1/2 in. (1.2 m x 62.23 cm x 16.51 cm)
Credit Line
Hope College Collection
Object Number
2015.60

Label

This sculpture portrays Manjushri in a standing pose with his hands held in positions that signify charity and protection. Together the hand gestures signify that Manjushri welcomes supplications from his followers and will grant their wishes. He is dressed in princely garb with his emblematic sword appearing on a lotus blossom above his left shoulder. Clay sculptures were traditionally made in areas of Mongolia where wood, stone and metal were in short supply. Because they are extremely fragile, few large clay sculptures of this type exist outside of their home region. 

 

 


Object Type
Sculpture