Religious Figure / White Manjushri



Gilt copper alloy statue of White Manjushri, Boddhisattva of Wisdom seated in lotus position on a lotus-shaped pedestal supported on a stalk with leaves. Three elephants act as supports on the base. He wears the five jewelled crown and ornaments of the Bodhisattva, these are studded with turquoise, although some stones are missing. Rising on lotus stems, behind his shoulders, are a book and a sword, representing wisdom, attached to the stem holding the sword is a small tag with a wax seal.