Antique Java Style Indonesia Majapahit Seated Bronze Devi Tara Statue - Protector & Preserver - 18cm/7"
Measurements Height 18cm/7"
An antique Java Style seated bronze Devi Tara sculpture in the 13th century Majapahit style.
In Buddhism, Tara is a Bodhisattva. She is the Goddess of Compassion. Her she is seated on round lotus petal pedestal which is itself stood on a decorated square pedestal. Her right foot rests on a lotus blossom.
Tara holds in her left hand the stem of a lotus flower which extends above her shoulder. One of her right hands is held in a gesture of Teaching. She wear a richly bejewelled dhotis and upavitas. Her face has a serene downcast gaze.
Tara wears a decorative Javanese style tiara, on her head, in front of her Kirita-Makuta or tall conical crown. This symbolises her control over Positive and Negative attitudes. She has an aquiline nose and elongated earlobes with large earrings.
A decorated aureole with flame rim stands behind representing her divinity.
The seated sculpture has a wonderful brown malachite patina.
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