Green Tara, always seated, a leg unfolded, her foot on a lotus attached to the base, often displays the gesture of supreme generosity with her right hand while the left hand holds the stem of a lotus and does a gesture to ward off evil. In a style unique to Western Tibet, the above has soft moon-like Tibetan facial features enhanced by an exaggeratedly tall five-leaf crown with large bows, complemented by a big moon and sun finial on her chignon and long braids of hair over her shoulders.
This masterpiece depicts her in the same way, an open lotus to her right, a blue lotus to her left, adorned with stone inlaid jewellery and a festooned belt with pendants, her eyes inlaid with silver, her garment and sash richly incised with scrolled vegetation and flowers.
Quite a different style, with with a large open lotus flower to her left.
The Nepalese Malla style is noticeable on this gilt work. Her crown, with kirtimukha on the front panel, his decorated with bows and ribbons and studded with a profusion of small stone cabochons, mainly turquoise. Her other accessories are inlaid with the same stone and lapis lazuli.