Antique Java Style Majapahit Standing Bronze Devi Tara Statue - Protector & Preserver - 39cm/16"
Measurements Height 39cm/16"
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.
Here she stands samabhanga on round lotus petal pedestal which is itself stood on a single tier octagonal pedestal. 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. Her crown also displays the meditating Buddha typical of the Bodhisattva.
She has an aquiline nose and elongated earlobes with large earrings. Her right hand is cast down in the granting of boon gesture. A beaded aureole with flame rim stands behind representing her divinity. The standing sculpture has a wonderful brown malachite patina.
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