An absolutely stunning thangka of very fine quality. It has been mounted in the finest traditional brocade frame. Painted by a Tibetan artist with 30 years experience, using stone pigment paints in the Karma Gadri style.
Seated on the back of snow lion, the Great Bodhisattva Manjushri, embodiment of enlightened wisdom, emerges from a landscape of land, water, and sky. His upraised right arm brandishes the flaming sword of knowledge that cuts throught illusion and reveals the heart of reality; his left hand holds the stem of a lotus which supports a book containing the Prajnaparamita, the profound heart of the Buddha's teachings. Together book, lotus, and sword are powerful reminders of enlightened wisdom, compassion, and skillful application, the central elements of the Mahayana path.
29 inches (width) x 59 inches (height)