Bodhisattva of wisdom and literature. Nepalese or perhaps Tibetan in origin. Sourced from the Katmandu Valley. Manjushri is revered as bodhisattva of wisdom and literature, holding great significance for scholars and students who pray to him requesting gifts of knowledge and memory. Resting on a lotus flower, he is easily identified by his sword, a symbol of wisdom with which ties with.His image is commonly found in most Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and temples in Nepal, Tibet, Ladakh, Sikkim or Bhutan. This painting is of a long recurring theme, an image passed down through the centuries from generation to generation of painters.
Indeed, in the Buddhist tradition, the art of painting is an act of devotion in itself. Two companion paintings are available in separate listings. SEEN TOGETHER IN IMAGE 10. From the Roof of the World.
40.5 cms X 30.5 cms. ARTIST'S EASEL FOR DISPLAY ONLY, AND NOT INCLUDED. On the home page of the listing. You can also follow us around India and the subcontinent on Instagram at lacewinginteriors. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Indian".
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