A beautiful Manjushree statue made in India with much love, respect and care by Buddhist craftsmen and women.
Beautiful natural brass colour very striking indeed. And a large size being 39 cms tall approx.
Manjushri's right hand brandishes the sword which dispels ignorance and the other holds the stem of a lotus which finds full bloom on his left shoulder. This is a symbol of auspiciousness and a sign of 'pure birth.' While Manjushri's complete body is achieved in a silver hue, his ornaments are exclusively golden. With this almost divine color combination, coupled with the youthful gentleness on his face, the sculptor has succeeded eminently in capturing the benign essence of this compassionate bodhisattva.
The sword in his hand does not at all impart him a menacing demeanour. Rather, his downcast eyes, framed above by arched eyebrows, and the soft chiselling of his face, all manage to convey a compassion directed towards the viewer.
Measures: 39 x 25 centimetres