Himalayan Art Resources

Buddhist Deity: Tara, Green (Best Examples, Sculpture)

Green Tara Religious Context

Best Examples, Iconography:
- Sculpture (below)
- Painting
- Best Examples Page

Characteristics for best example Tara sculptures are a tribanga-like torso and head, fluidity of form, dynamic as if the figure could immediately stand or move. The torso and limbs must be proportionate and not awkward in any way. With pleasing facial characteristics, articulated fingers and toes, and seated in a natural and comfortable manner. There should not be an over abundance of jewelry to the point of distraction or utpala flowers obscuring the form of the deityu.

Jeff Watt, 9-2021