Antique Java Style Majapahit Standing Bronze Devi Tara Statue - 20.5cm/8"
Measurements Height 20.5cm/8"
An antique Java Style standing 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 stood on round double lotus petal pedestal which is itself stood on an octagonal pedestal.
Tara holds in her left hand the stem of a lotus flower which extends above her shoulder. This represents purity, compassion and the giving of great joy to all. She wears 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 aureole stands behind her head representing her divinity.
The standing sculpture has a wonderful dark patina.
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