8th century, Kashmir, Tara, brass, at the Royal Ontario Museum (Canada).
Tara is seated with one foot resting on a large lotus flower, on a double-lotus base and plain plinth. She has a broad forehead and soft facial features, perfect body proportions and a diamond-shaped navel typical of Kashmiri sculptures. She holds the stem of Indian Pala-style lotus flowers and buds in each hand. There is an effigy of Akshobhya in her headdress. She is adorned with a necklace, a sacred cord, a flat, pleated celestial scarf. Her calf-length dhoti is held in place with a beaded belt whose (lotus) clasp matches the pendant on her necklace.