Dharma-shankha-samadhi Manjushri
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Orientation 2
Display 4

ABS 053

 Code: ABS 053

  Country: Tibet (central)

  Style: Late Pala Style

  Date: 1150 - 1250

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 7 x 11.6 x 4.2

  Materials: Brass

Manjusri "Dharmasankha-Samadhi" 

The male deity is seated in the diamond attitude (vajraparyankasana) on a double lotus pedestal and displays the gesture of meditation (samadhi-mudra). The two flowers at the shoulder level, which according to the sadhanas of Manjusri should represent the blue lily (nilotpala), are decorated on the left side the manuscript (pustaka) of the Astasahasrika Prajnaparamita Sutra and on the right side with half of a diamond sceptre (vajra).