Nepal, a double white Tara

17th century, Nepal, Tara, wood, private collection, photo by Koller.

17th century, Nepal, Tara, wood, private collection, photo by Koller.

This rare wooden sculpture depicts a double image of White Tara, seated under an arch with Kirtimukha at the top, on a throne supported by two snow lions, accompanied by a standing attendant, her right hands doing the gesture of supreme generosity. The broken left hands almost certainly held the stem of one of the lotuses to her side while doing a symbolical gesture.

 

 

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