Her right hand in the gesture of supreme generosity, the other bestowing refuge and holding the stem of a lotus, Green Tara is adorned with a low tiara and has her hair coiled into an unusual conical chignon. Her soft facial features are typical of Tibetan art.
The festooned tiara and belt, the richly inlaid lower garment, the heavy breasts and the ornate lotuses on this masterpiece follow the Indian Pala style. She displays a lotus within a diamond (incised) in the palm of her hand.
This rare item depicts her with two small kneeling figures, possibly the donors. Above them, scrolled vegetation, an elephant, a snake and various flowers.
This figure with silver-inlaid eyes and stone-inlaid jewellery (the stones now missing) is a good example of how West Tibetan artists mixed together elements from outside Tibet with unique features of their own creation, producing highly original pieces, usually un-gilt.
Her lower garment is held in place with a cloth belt knotted at the back and decorated with festoons and pendants.
Her right foot always rests on a lotus flower stemming from the base.