Shyama-Tara - the "Green Tara"
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Orientation 3
Display 2

ABS 125

 Code: ABS 125

  Country: India (north-west)

  Style: Kashmir Region

  Date: 1000 - 1100

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 5.9 x 14.4 x 3.2

  Materials: Brass

Buddhist goddess Shyama-Tara - the “Green Tara” in the attitude of ease, yet ready to get up and help.

The goddess holds the right hand in the giving gesture of charity (varada-mudra). This Tara statue was probably made by a Kashmiri craftsman working for patrons of the sPu rangs-Gu ge kingdom in Western Tibet. Note the small effigy of the male donor - presumably a Tibetan - kneeling beside the pedestal.