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

  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    On Manjusri:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manjusri
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Noble, Gentle!
    The Terminator!
    Kuan Yin inverted!
    Invented Nanshoku too!
    Manjushri, Bodhisattva of Wisdom!


  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    For even more detail:
    http://www.westernbuddhistreview.com/vol2/manjusri_parts_1_and_2.html
  6. musikchoo musikchoo, 1 year ago
    Love the Statue !! Did not find the two names you suggested. Do you have any more possible Names??
  7. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 1 year 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, 1 year 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, 1 year 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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