Himalayan Art Resources

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

སྒྲོལ་མ། སྣང་བརྙན་ཡོངས། 度母(本尊)(全像)
(item no. 88656)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1300 - 1399
Size 78.11x63.50cm (30.75x25in)
Material Ground: Cotton
Collection Asia Society
Catalogue # acc. #1991.001, Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Acquisitions Fund
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Peaceful

Gender: Female

TBRC: W25346

Interpretation / Description

Green Tara accompanied by two standing attendants. At the upper left is Shakyamuni Buddha. At the upper right is White Tara.

In the registers occupying the upper half of the composition are the Twenty-one Taras of the Suryagupta Tradition. In the registers of the lower half of the composition are the Twenty-one Taras according to the Atisha Tradition.

At the bottom center are two donor figures with a Tibetan teacher wearing monastic garments and a pandita hat seated directly above.

Jeff Watt 2-2021

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