Within the Buddhist traditions of the Himalayas, three bodhisattvas emerge as personifications of Buddhist ideals:
Manjushri, who cuts through ignorance and personifies correct knowledge.
Avalokiteshvara, a compassionate protector of the devout that helps reveal the true nature of reality.
Vajrapani, as the embodiment of the energy of enlightenment.
See sublime representations of all three in "Bodhisattvas of Wisdom, Compassion, and Power," now on view.
This exhibition draws together a dramatic group of objects venerating three bodhisattvas—Manjushri, Vajrapani, and Avalokiteshvara—including paintings, sculptures, ritual objects, and illustrated manuscripts from the 11th to 18th centuries, made primarily for Nepal and Tibet's monastic instituti...