Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Tara (Buddhist Deity) - White

སྒྲོལ་མ། སྣང་བརྙན་ཡོངས། 度母(本尊)(全像)
(item no. 91007)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Uncertain
Size 38.10x27.94cm (15x11in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Erie Art Museum
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Peaceful

Gender: Female

Interpretation / Description

Tara, White (Tibetan: drol ma, kar mo. English: the White Liberator). Peaceful, with one face and two hands she performs the mudra (gesture) of generosity with the right hand extended across the knee. The left raised to the heart holds the stem of a pink lotus blossoming above the shoulder. The palms of the hands and soles of the feet are each adorned with an eye.

Jeff Watt 9-2000

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