Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Tara (Buddhist Deity) - (Atisha, 21 Taras)

སྒྲོལ་མ། སྣང་བརྙན་ཡོངས། 度母(本尊)(全像)
(item no. 12852)
Origin Location China
Lineages Buddhist
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Peaceful

Gender: Female

TBRC: W25346

Interpretation / Description

Tara from the set of Twenty-one Taras according to the system of Jowo Atisha. This figure belongs to a set of sculpture.

The distinguishing characteristic for the Atisha Twenty-one Taras is the vase held in the extended right hand. Each of the twenty-one is identical in general appearance and posture. In painting their body colours are varied from white, yellow, red and blue along with various shades of each. Occasionally the facial expressions are different with some figures exhibiting a slightly wrathful demeanor with an open mouth, bared fangs and a furrowed brow.

Jeff Watt 8-2014

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