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 double lotus petal pedestal which is itself stood on a square pedestal. She wears a richly bejewelled dhotis and upavitas. A lotus blossom can be seen to her left. This represents purity, compassion and the giving of great joy to all.
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 lotus flowers stands behind representing her divinity. The standing sculpture has a wonderful green malachite patina.
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