Religious Figure / Jampalyang



Copper gilt statue of Manjushri / Jampalyang, Bodhisattva of Wisdom seated in the lotus position on a double lotus pedestal. He wears the five jewelled crown and ornaments of the Bodhisattva and these are studded with turquoise coloured glass, although some stones are missing. Resting on a lotus stem, behind his left shoulder, is a manuscript and he holds a sword in his upper right hand; both these items represent wisdom. In his lower hands he holds a bow and arrow, a further sign of wisdom.