Antique Java Style Majapahit Seated Bronze Devi Tara Statue - 22cm/9"
Measurements Height 32cm/13"
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 double round lotus petal pedestal which is itself stood on a decorated pedestal, with a parasol over her head, symbolising her divinity. Tara holds in her left hand the stem of a lotus flower which extends 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. A beaded aureole stands behind representing her divinity. The Tara can be removed from her pedestal. The standing sculpture has a wonderful green malachite patina.
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