Mongolia, Green Tara (2)

18th century, Mongolia, Green Tara, gilt copper alloy, photo by Christie's.

18th century, Mongolia, Green Tara, gilt copper alloy, photo by Christie’s.

Green Tara holds the long stems of lotuses with her right hand in the varada mudra and the other in the kartari mudra, one leg pendant, the foot resting on a lotus  steming from the single-lotus base with a plaint plinths, upward-going serrated petals, incised filaments and anthers. She is adorned with a five-leaf crown, coarse beaded jewellery, sacred cord and belt, a coarsely pleated celestial scarf. The hem of her long dhoti is incised with a floral motif and scrolls. The eyes are neither inlaid with silver or painted.

same as before.

same as before.

The crudely carved facial features, bulky jewellery and incised hem of the lower garment, that covers part of the double-lotus base, are far-removed from the Zanabazar style. Only the double-lotus base is similar.

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