Manjushri Buddhist Thangka Painting
This contemporary Thangka, made by artisans in Nepal, features the Buddhist deity Manjushri. The Thangka painting is sewn in to a silk brocade border and has red fabric attached at the top for use in rolling up or hanging. Manjushri is depicted as a male bodhisattva wielding a flaming sword in his right hand and holding scripture supported by a lotus flower in his left, representing the realization of truth and wisdom. The Thangka is 29 inches long and the interior painting of Manjushri measures 10-3/4 x 14 inches.