Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Tara (Buddhist Deity)

སྒྲོལ་མ། སྣང་བརྙན་ཡོངས། 度母(本尊)(全像)
(item no. 76027)
Origin Location Nepal
Date Range 1500 - 1599
Lineages Buddhist
Material Metal
Collection Newark Museum
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Female Bodhisattva Figure. The identification is not clear. It is possibly a form of Tara but what she is supposed to hold in her left hand is not obvious. It is also possible that the figure is Marachi and part of a three deity composition of Tara, Marichi and Ekajati.

Jeff Watt, 11-2010

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