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CHINESE CARVED IVORY BUDDHA WITH LION

CHINESE CARVED IVORY BUDDHA WITH LION


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Pre 1930: Item # 827853

Please refer to our stock # 1085 when inquiring.
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$2000.00

The Chinese name for this bodhisattva, sitting on a lotus flower which is draped on the back of a lion, is Wenshu (Manjusri). Wenshu was a disciple of the Buddha. Together with the Buddha and fellow disciple Samantabhadra (Chinese name is Puxian who rides on a white elephant) they form the Shakyamuni trinity. Wenshu is associated with wisdom, keen awareness and bravery. This carved ivory Wenshu is 10” high (with base is 11 ½” high), 4 ¾” wide and 1 ¾” thick. It is an early 20th century product. It is in excellent condition.