Antique Java Style Majapahit Seated Bronze Devi Tara Statue - Protector & Preserver - 39cm/16"
Measurements - Height 39cm/16"
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 round double lotus petal pedestal which is itself stood on a square pedestal, decorated with elephants, 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. Her right hand holds a ball. 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. Her Crown incorporates a seated Buddha in meditation pose, typical of the Bodhisattvas She has an aquiline nose and elongated earlobes with large earrings.
An aureole decorated with elephants and a flame rim stands behind representing her divinity. The standing sculpture has a wonderful brown malachite patina.
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