Manjuvajra, an Esoteric Manifestation of Manjushri

Copper alloy, inlaid with silver and copper | 10.8cm | 11th-12th century; base sealed later in Tibet

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This six-armed esoteric form of Manjushri emerged in Buddhist imagery late in the Pala period; all known images date to the eleventh and tweflth centuries. A visualized form of bodhisattva Manjushri, with three faces and six arms, Manjuvajra is descr...
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