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ID: 700001972Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Manjushri (sculpture (visual work); Unknown Indonesian; 800/900 CE; Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands); AK-MAK-240; RM001.collect.1951)
Note: A young man sits on a lotus throne, his back against a stone slab decorated with flames and flowers. He is sitting perfectly straight, with his legs crossed. His youthful face, with its full lips and eyes half closed, is beautifully rendered. Although his arms have been lost, and with them his attributes, he is nevertheless recognisable as the Bodhisattva Manjushri, the Bodhisattva of wisdom, who is often depicted as a boy less than sixteen years old. One pointer to his youthfulness is the half-moon shaped ornament behind his head. This Buddhist figure was made in Central Java in the ninth century.
Titles:
Manjushri (preferred,C,U,D,RP,Dutch-P,U,U)
Bodhisattva Manjushri (C,U,DE,English,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
sculpture (visual work) [300047090] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>)

Classifications:
sculpture (preferred)

Creation Date: 800/900 CE

Creator Display:
Unknown Indonesian [preferred,VP]
anoniem [,VP]
unknown Indonesian (Indonesian cultural designation) [500203452]
Locations:
Other: Creation: Term Not Found (TGN Candidate) (Geographic)
Current: Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands) [500246547] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: AK-MAK-240; RM001.collect.1951
Credit Line: Bruikleen van de Vereniging van Vrienden der Aziatische Kunst
Display Materials: andesite
andesite [300011213]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by composition>, inorganic material, rock, igneous rock, <igneous rock by composition>, <igneous rock by composition: chemical>, intermediate igneous rock)

Dimensions: 138 x 90 x 60 cm; 663 kilograms
Events:
exhibition: L'eredità di Giotto, 2008-06-12 - 2008-12-08
exhibition: Wie schrijft die blijft. Zij drukten hun stempel op de Zeeuwse geschiedenis, 2005-02-05 - 2005-06-04

General Subject:
religion and mythology (preferred )
human figure(s)

Specific Subjects:
Manjushri
..... Iconography Candidate
bodhisattva [300264360]
.....(Associated Concepts Facet, Associated Concepts, <religions and religious concepts>, religious concepts, doctrinal concepts, Buddhist doctrinal concepts) (AAT)
lotus (motif) [300165258]
.....(Physical Attributes Facet, Design Elements, design elements (attributes), motifs, plant-derived motifs) (AAT)
throne [300038141]
.....(Objects Facet, Furnishings and Equipment (Hierarchy Name), Furnishings (Hierarchy Name), furnishings (artifacts), <furnishings by form or function>, furniture, <furniture by form or function>, seating furniture, single seating furniture, chairs (furniture forms), <chairs by function>, ceremonial chairs) (AAT)

Copyright: Public Domain
Provenance: bruikleen 1972
List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
Manjushri........ [VP]
........ Rijksmuseum XML files (2012)
Bodhisattva Manjushri........ [VP]
........ Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-) http://www.rijksmuseum.nl/aria/aria_assets/AK-MAK-240?lang=en; accessed 13 September 2012
Subject: ....... [VP]
....................... Rijksmuseum XML files (2012)
....................... Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-) http://www.rijksmuseum.nl/aria/aria_assets/AK-MAK-240?lang=en; http://www.rijksmuseum.nl/collectie/AK-MAK-240/manjushri; accessed 13 September 2012
Note:
English ..... [VP]
..... Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-) http://www.rijksmuseum.nl/aria/aria_assets/AK-MAK-240?lang=en; accessed 13 September 2012
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