ARTEFACTS

Manjughosha, Arapachana

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  • ’Jam dbyangs A ra pa tsa na
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  • 19th century
  • Mineral pigment
  • Height: 12 cm / Width: 9 cm / Depth: not filled
  • Collection: Hans Leder, Inv. Nr.: 3948
  • Grassi Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig
  • © Grassi Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig/ ÖAW
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The bodhisattva of wisdom, Manjushri, in his aspect of the orange Arapachana Manjughosha, is tranquil, smiling and graceful. He has the appearance of a youth, with a saffron-coloured complexion like refined gold. He brandishes a sky-blue sword of wisdom at about the height of his shoulder. With his left hand, he grasps the stem of a blue utpala lotus flower that blossoms beside his ear holding the Prajnaparamita scripture. He sits in vajra cross-legged posture, glad in sashes of silk and beautified by fine jewellery.
© Olaf Czaja
Manjughosha, Arapachana
/ Mongolia / 19th century / Grassi Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig / © Grassi Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig/ ÖAW

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