Antique Java Style Majapahit Seated Bronze Devi Tara Statue - Protector & Preserver - 13cm/5"
Measurements Height 13cm/5"
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. Here she is seated on round double lotus petal pedestal which is itself stood on a square pedestal.
Tara holds her right hand in the in the wish-fulfilling mudra: her right hand facing down and the palm outward. In her left hand she holds the stem and buds of a lotus flower, extending above her shoulder. 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. An aureole with flaming rim stands behind representing her divinity.
The standing sculpture has a wonderful green malachite patina.
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Hevajra, with his wrathful appearance and intricate symbolism, serves as a profound guide on the path to spiritual realization within Vajrayana Buddhism.
His imagery is a potent reminder of the inseparable nature of wisdom and compassion, the transcendence of dualities, and the transformative power of spiritual practice.