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Posted 12 months ago

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ho2cultcha
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I bought this old statue today from a friend who found it in the trash. it stands 9" tall and appears to be bronze w/ brass chasing on it. this kind of metalwork is difficult. i'd love to find out more about it.

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 12 months ago
    Tibetan image of Manjushri Bodhisattva Buddha?
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 12 months ago
    Check out this site:
    http://himalayanbuddhistart.wordpress.com/tag/manjushri/

  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 12 months ago
    On Manjusri:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manjusri
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 12 months ago
    Noble, Gentle!
    The Terminator!
    Kuan Yin inverted!
    Invented Nanshoku too!
    Manjushri, Bodhisattva of Wisdom!


  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 12 months ago
    For even more detail:
    http://www.westernbuddhistreview.com/vol2/manjusri_parts_1_and_2.html
  6. musikchoo musikchoo, 12 months ago
    Love the Statue !! Did not find the two names you suggested. Do you have any more possible Names??
  7. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 12 months ago
    Manjushri - of course! i was an active member of the same order which puts out the WB review for several years. should have known this... that said, there is a lot of crossover, of course.... thanks vetraio!
  8. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 12 months ago
    this is the sutra associated w/ Manjushri: Gate Gate Paragate Parasamgate Bodhi Svaha! - the heart sutra.
    roughly translated = Gone, gone, gone beyond, gone altogether beyond. Oh what an awakening! All hail!
  9. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 12 months ago
    i found one just like it on ebay and it's from circa 1970-1980. here is the description:
    Sealed Bronze Bodhisattva Wenshu Monju Jampelyang Manjushree
    SIZE:
    Base: approximately 4.5 inches x 3.1 inches // 11,5 cm x 7,8 cm.
    Height: approximately 8.5 inches // 21 cm.
    Weight: 3lbs7.4oz.
    Many of the photos are enlarged so you can see the details.
    Superb brown bronze with gold gilt decorated bodhisattva Manjusri statue , with male form torso , seated in padamasana on a lotus padamasana base, with the right hand in vitarka mudra and the left hand holding the khadga, the flaming sword that destroys ignorance and is thus a symbol of enlightenment. The base of the statue is open; it is not sealed . This is circa 1970 - 1980.

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