In the previous post we have seen White Manjushri seated, doing the dharmacakra mudra or extending his right arm, palm out. As when standing, he sometimes holds his right arm in the vitarka mudra or teaching gesture.
The above Nepalese-style panel depicts him with a lotus topped with the hilt of a sword to his right and another lotus topped with the Prajnaparamita sutra to his left.
On this magnificent Nepalese-style sculpture, Manjushri holds the (missing) manuscript horizontally in his left hand. The three-tooth pendant around his neck is another distinctive mark of this bodhisattva. His right hand displays the vitarka mudra and holds a pearl. (On later works there is often a pearl on the manuscript supported by a blue lotus).
Often, while doing the teaching gesture with his right hand, he holds the long stem of a lotus between thumb and index. On the other side, the long stem of a blue lotus or utpala topped with a manuscript passes through his left hand, which is held open as if to hold a bowl.
Above, the hilt of a flaming sword comes out of the lotus to his right.