About this object

Bronze statue of Manjushri or Wenshu the Bodhisattva of Wisdom seated in pose of royal ease on the back of a lion. He wears the five jewelled crown and ornaments of the Bodhisattva and in the centre of his crown sits Amitabha. His right hand rests on his knee, while his left hand rests on the rump of the lion.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Eastern Asia: China
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Colonel T G Gayer-Anderson
  • Collector
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    329 mm x 325 cm x 155 mm; 12 15/16 in x 127 15/16 in x 6 1/8 in
  • Related people
    Thomas Gayer Gayer-Anderson (Previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Thomas Gayer Gayer-Anderson

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1959
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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