Nepal, a wooden seated Tara

15th century circa, Nepal, Tara, wood with paint, copper ornaments, stone inlay, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

15th century circa, Nepal, Tara, wood with paint, copper ornaments, stone inlay, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

White Tara is seated on a double-lotus base with wide flat petals, her left hand doing the generosity gesture, the right hand in the fear-allying gesture, both palms  displaying an incised floral motif. She wears a tight-fitted bodice and a long dhoti, held in place with a belt. She has a square face with soft smiling features typical of the Himalayas.

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