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. Her she is seated on round lotus petal pedestal which is itself stood on a decorated square pedestal.
Tara is seated, in virasana, cross-legged symbol of Serenity, Tara holds in her left hand the stem of a lotus flower which extends above her shoulder. Her right hand 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 beaded aureole with flame rim stands behind representing her divinity. The standing sculpture has a wonderful green malachite patina.
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I am very pleased with my purchase. He looks splendid in his new position. Thank you, a very nice piece.
Julieanne, Liverpool, UK
What can I say ..... it's beautiful.
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