Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Tara (Buddhist Deity) - Green

སྒྲོལ་མ། སྣང་བརྙན་ཡོངས། 度母(本尊)(全像)
(item no. 91052)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Nyingma
Size 58.42x38.10cm (23x15in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Erie Art Museum
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Peaceful

Gender: Female

Interpretation / Description

Green Tara (Tibetan: drol ma jang ku. English: the Green Saviouress) surrounded by the eight forms of Tara that protect from the eight fears. At the top center is Padmasambhava with Amitayus on the left and Vajrasattva on the right. Along the bottom are the bodhisattvas orange Manjushri, white Avalokiteshvara and blue Vajrapani.

Tibetan: Drol ma jang ku

Jeff Watt 10-2000

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Tradition: Nyingma Deity Paintings
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