Wisdom-sword of Manjushri
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Orientation 2
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ABR 071

 Code: ABR 071

  Country: Tibet


  Date: 1600 - 1700

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 17 x 42

  Materials: Gilt bronze mounted with neolithic nephrite axe

Manjusri Sword
(From: https://buddhismnow.com/2010/03/25/manjushri-bodhisattva/)
Manjushri the Bodhisattva of Wisdom, normally holds a sword in one hand, to cut off all delusion, and a Prajnaparamita Wisdom text in the other.
Prajnaparamita (Perfection of Wisdom) texts, are said to be the closest Buddhists ever got to putting truth (impossible task) into words.
Manjushri, as meditation experience, is a powerful image representing ever-present wisdom plus the sword of awareness to cut off all delusion.

Thurman, R.A.F. and Weldon, D. , 1999. Sacred Symbols - The Ritual Art of Tibet, (catalogue of the exhibition hetd by Sotheby's and Rossi & Rossi, New York, March 24 - April 3, 1999). New York: Sotheby's. P. 53