Antique Java Style Majapahit Seated Bronze Devi Tara Statue - Protector & Preserver - 14cm/6"
Measurements Height 14cm/6"
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. She wears 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 beaded aureole with flame rim stands behind representing her divinity. The sculpture has a wonderful green malachite patina.
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