Manjughosa

Tibet (Lamaist)
18th century


Object Place: Tibet

Dimensions

128.7 x 94.6 cm (50 11/16 x 37 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

25.591

Medium or Technique

Cotton and gouache

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Painting with decorative borders, mounted on support panel. Would have originally been in thangka format.

Manjughosha is one of the forms of Manjushri, the Bodhisattva of Wisdom. Manjushri is frequently shown seated on a lion, carrying a sword and a book. Manjughosha, who is of golden complexion, is specifically invoked to ward off illness.

Provenance

1925, Denman Waldo Ross, Cambridge, MA; 1925, gift of Ross to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 3, 1925)

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection