The bodhisattva of compassion, in his padmapani form, holds his right hand in the fear-allaying gesture, seated with a leg pendant, on a tall Pala-style base with a row of very thick beading, surrounded by two elongated lotuses that match the triangular shape of his chignon, his eyes and rectangular urna inlaid with silver.
A variant, with the right hand held in the gesture of supreme generosity.
This sober work depicts him seated in the vajra position on a plinth with a row of beading at the top, adorned with large earrings, beaded jewellery and a small three-leaf crown, his small chignon topped with a large lotus bud finial.
Seated at royal ease, his left hand holding a lotus stemming from the side of the base, the right arm resting over the knee, Avalokiteshvara displays the chin mudra, a gesture related to consciousness, with his right hand. His long dhoti is made of plain bands of cloth sewn together. He has no jewellery.
We saw a very similar Tara in a previous post, with the same silver-inlaid eyes and tall rectangular urna, the same type of jewellery, and the same hairstyle, which consists in a small three or four-tier chignon topped with a finial. There is a silver lotus flower embossed in the palm of his right hand.