This Newar masterpiece depicts Tara, adorned with a three-leaf crown, large hoops, and princely jewellery, holding a small fruit in her right hand held in the gesture of generosity and the stem of a large lotus (typical of the early Malla period) in the other.
A singular combination of wood with copper alloy hands and feet for this Green Tara.
18th century, Nepal, bodhisattva, gilt bronze and red pigment, private collection, photo on Lempertz as before.
Designed to be placed on each side of a main deity, these two standing female figures (possibly attendants) hold the same two types of lotuses and make the same gestures but on opposite sides.
13th-14th century, Nepal, protector goddess, gilt and polychrome wood, private collection, photo on Bonhams
This angry female with the body of a yaksha has three heads, each with three eyes, and six arms. She sits on a victim and has a snake in her main mouth. Her left hands hold a bowl or pot, a head, a lasso; the right hands hold a sword, a hook (elephant goad) and an indeterminate implement. This combination doesn’t match any standard description of either Mahamayuri, Mahasitavati, or Maha Sahasrapramardini, who may have one head and six arms. However, the five pancha raksha deities, who embody five ancient Buddhist texts of the same name, are depicted in numerous ways – as explained by Edward Wilkinson on the above link.