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Manjushri, The Compassionate Bodhisattva - Brass Statue

Dimensions: 8.2" X 6.5" X 3.5" Brass Sculptures: Buy Ganesha, Buddha & Nataraja Sculptures | ExoticIndiaBrass StatueManjushri here is seated in the lotus posture upon a lotus base. Though hisdhoti is plain, he has numerous ornaments adorning him, including severalnecklaces both long and short, armlets, bracelets and a pair of elaboratefloral earrings which extend down to his shoulders.Manjushri's right hand brandishes the sword which dispels ignorance and theother hxtend down to his shoulders.Manjushri's right hand brandishes the sword which dispels ignorance and theother holds the stem of a lotus which finds full bloom on his left shoulder.This is a symbol of auspiciousness and a sign of 'pure birth.' WhileManjushri's complete body is achieved in a silver hue, his ornaments areexclusively golden. With this almost divine color combination, coupled withthe youthful gentleness on his face, the sculptor has succeeded eminently incapturing the benign essence of this compassionate bodhisattva.The sword in his hand does not at all impart him a menacing demeanour.Rather, his downcast eyes, framed above by arched eyebrows, and the softchiselling of his face, all manage to convey a compassion directed towardsthe viewer.Of Related Interest:Chanting the Names of Manjusri: The Manjusri Nama-Samgiti (Hardcover Book)Manjushri (Brass Statue)Manjushri (Copper Sculpture with 24 Karat Gold)Manjushri (Tibetan Thangka Painting)Japanese Manjushri (Monju Bosatsu) (Copper Sculpture)Manjushri (Sterling Silver Finger-ring)Manjushri (Sterling Silver Pendant)Manjushri with Mila and Tara (Incense)The Bodhisattva Ideal: Buddhism and the Aesthetics of Selflessness (Article) read more