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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Tibetan
Title:Miniature Buddhist votive seal with a relief figure of Manjusri
Type:Sculpture; Ceremonial
Materials:Terracotta
Place Made:Asia; Tibet
Measurements:Overall: 2 1/2 in x 1 15/16 in x 13/16 in; 6.4 cm x 4.9 cm x 2.1 cm
Narrative Inscription:  INSCRIPTION: recto (impressed from mold): [ill.].
Accession Number:  MH 1903.2.J.C
Credit Line:Gift of Marcus Carleton, in memory of his mother, Celestia Carleton (Class of 1854)
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Description:
Miniature buddhist votive seal with a relief figure of Manjusri, seated in dhyanasana with right hand raised brandishing a sword and left hand in front of his chest. A long flowing scarf can be seen. Inscriptions carved around.

Tags:
religion; Buddhism; missionaries

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