Antique Java Style Majapahit Seated Bronze Devi Tara Statue - Protector & Preserver - 32cm/13"
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. Her she is seated on round lotus petal pedestal which is itself stood on a square pedestal with her right foot resting on a lotus flower bud.
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 with flame rim stands behind representing her divinity. The standing sculpture has a wonderful brown malachite patina.
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