DateEarly 20th century
MediumInk and pigment on paper
DimensionsSheet : 11 3/4 x 8 1/2 in. (29.85 x 21.59 cm)
Credit LinePurchased with funds donated by Ronald (1962) and Gerri Vander Molen
LabelThe drawing of the bodhisattva Manjushri is said to have come from the collection of an artist who worked at the Erdene Zuu Monastery in central Mongolia during the early decades of the 20th century. The drawing may have been used as a model to guide artists in the monastery workshop as they were painting images of Manjushri for devotional use. The Erdene Zuu Monastery was partially destroyed by Mongolia’s communist government in the late 1930s and many of its artistic treasures were lost.