Vairochana, the 'Great Illuminator', personifies all-embracing wisdom. With his hands he turns the wheel of teaching and thus shows a path of liberation from the painful cycle of rebirths. Buddhist metal statues from Tibet are mostly made from of gilt copper alloy. Typical too are the inlays of turquoise, coral and other precious stones. The noble figure of the body, the gentle features and the rich ornamentation make this figure a masterpiece of Tibetan art. - Museum Rietberg
Bodhisattva Manjushri in the form of Sita Manjughosa Tibet; 13th - 14th century This Tibetan image of one form of Manjushri, Sita Manjughosa has no sword, most likely because it was created according to specific texts taught by a Kashmiri monk named Shakya Shri (1127-1225), who was active in Tibet in the early 13th century. This form of Manjushri, as taught by Shakya Shri, stresses the role of meditation in attaining transcendental wisdom.