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