Tara Statue - Antique Java Style Majapahit Standing Bronze Devi Tara Statue - 56cm/22"
Measurements Height 56cm/22"
An unusual and serene antique Java Style standing bronze Devi Tara sculpture. In Buddhism, Tara is a Bodhisattva. She is the Goddess of Compassion.
Here she is stood tribhanga. A position considered to be an aesthetic pose par excellence
On hand she holds in a gesture of teaching. Another in a gesture of protection. In one of her four hands she holds her male beads. Another she holds the stem of a lotus flower. The lotus flower represents purity, compassion and the giving of great joy to all.
She wears a beautifully decorated 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. The standing sculpture has a wonderful green malachite patina.
On her forehead can be seen a third eye or urna symbolizing the ability of Tara to see past our mundane universe of suffering.
Tara is loose mounted to a wood block.
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