23 mai 2009

Lacquered gesso figure of the bodhisattva Manjushri. Tibeto-Chinese, late 17th or early 18th century.

Lacquered gesso figure of the bodhisattva Manjushri. Tibeto-Chinese, late 17th or early 18th century. A lacquered gesso figure of Manjushri, the bodhisattva seated on a double lotus base, his legs folded with the soles of his feet turned up. He wears a flowing loincloth, tied at the waist, and an elaborately knotted scarf that covers both shoulders and trails down to the base. His hair is gathered into an elaborate double finial and crowned by a five-pointed diadem. He wears jewelled necklaces, bracelets and long pendulous... [Lire la suite]