Tibet, Green Tara (7)

15th century, Tibet, Tara, gilt copper alloy, private collection, photo by Sotheby's.

15th century, Tibet, Tara, gilt copper alloy, private collection, photo by Sotheby’s.

Green Tara holds the stem of a lotus in her right hand held palm out in the gesture of supreme generosity, the other bestowing refuge.

Same as before, photo by Christie's.

Same as before, gilt copper alloy, private collection photo by Christie’s.

A fairly similar Nepalese-style image on the same type of lotus base. She has a lotus flower engraved in the palm of her right hand.

Same as before.

Same as before, with turquoise inlay.

Here, the artist has made use of turquoise inlay even for the upper rim of the lotus base.

15th century, Tibet, Tara, gilt copper alloy with stone inlay, at the Dallas Museum of Art (USA).

On this masterpiece, the petals of the lotuses by her side are inlaid with turquoise. On all of them, the crown has a broader central panel with a design derived from Kirtimukha, who has vegetation coming out of its mouth.

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