Object Place: Tibet
Approximately 15.2 cm (6 in.)
Medium or Technique
Gilt copper, semi-precious stones, pigment, face painted with cold gold
Not On View
Crowned Bodhisattva sits cross legged on double lotus pedestal, his hands in dharmachakra mudra (the gesture of teaching). Behind each shoulder are lotus blossoms with a small sword and a sutra (book) on them.
By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)
 Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection