Tibet, Guhyasamaja Manjuvajra

Guhyasamaja Manjuvajra is the meditational aspect of Manjushri. He is normally seated, with his consort. He has three heads and six (or twelve) hands. The attributes in his hands are what differentiates him from Guhyasamaja Akshobyavajra (seen in a previous post).

17th century, Central Tibet, Manjuvajra, gilt copper, at the Museu de Cultures del Mon (Spain).

17th century, Central Tibet, Manjuvajra, gilt copper with stone inlay, at the Museu de Cultures del Mon (Spain).

His top hands hold a bow and an arrow, his middle hands embrace his consort, his lower hands hold a sword and a long-stem blue lotus.

17th-18th century, Tibet, Manjuvajra, gilt copper alloy with turquoise and carnelian inlay, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (USA).

17th-18th century, Tibet, Manjuvajra, gilt copper alloy with turquoise and carnelian inlay, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (USA).

His consort, Sparshavajra, also has three heads and six hands and holds the same attributes.

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