The sculptures represent Puxian Pusa on his mount, the white elephant, and Wenshu Pusa on a lion. Both Pusa (sk. Bodhisattva) sits in banjiazuo (Sk. Lalitasana) the posture of relaxation.
In China, the figures of Puxian and Wenshu are shown in a triad with Sakyamuni.
Puxian (Sk. Samantabhadra) is the Bodhisattva of Benevolence, or Universal Kindness. The hands makes the anweiyin (Sk. Vitarkamudra) the gesture of argumentation.
Wenshu (Sk.Manjushri) is the Bodhisattva of Great Spiritual Wisdom. In his right hand he holds a scroll with the text of the prajnaparamita sutra. His left hand make the anweiyin (Sk. Vitarkamudra) the gesture of argumentation.
Wood with pigments
H.: 105 cm