Antique Java Style Majapahit Seated Bronze Devi Tara Statue - Protector & Preserver - 17cm/7"
Measurements Height 17cm/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. Here she is seated on a high pedestal that includes a lotus petal pedestal motif. She wears a richly bejewelled dhotis and upavitas.
Tara holds in her left hand the stem of a lotus flower which extends above her shoulder. The lotus flower represents purity, compassion and the giving of great joy to all. Her right hand is held in a gesture of teaching.
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.
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