Manjushri with Retinue 15” x 20”
- original, hand-painted
- painted area 15" x 20", entire thangka 30" x 46"
- traditional brocade border
Manjushri (Tib. Jampeyang) is the Buddha of Wisdom. Although there are many forms of Manjushri, he is often depicted holding aloft the sword of wisdom in his right hand, cutting through all delusions and confusions while emerging from his left hand is a lotus holding a volume of the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra. In this thangka, above Manjushri is Amitabha Buddha - the Buddha of Boundless Light. To Amitabha's right is Vajrasattva and to his left is Four Arm Avalokitesvara. In the bottom corners are White Tara and Padmasambhava. In front, beneath, is Vajrapani.