Tara, full of grace, is seated on a large lotus supported by a stepped ‘tortoise’ base typical of Northeast India. She holds the stem of a blue lotus in her left hand and displays the gesture of supreme generosity with the other (there is a lotus embossed in her palm), her right leg pendant, the foot resting on a lotus blossom fastened to the base. Next to her, seated at ease on a smaller lotus, Ekajata holds a skull cup filled with blood and a flaying knife. Once in Tibet, the faces were painted with cold gold and pigments and the hair dyed – red for the Ekajata, a dharmapala with a wrathful appearance, blue for Tara.
This dakini in her four-hand form typically holds a bow and an arrow, an elephant goad/hook and the stem of a blue lotus. The above stands on a human victim lying on a double-lotus base with very large beading on the lower rim. The flaming arch behind her is made of two panels, both with lively cut out flames.
Framed by blue lotuses, Green Tara has her right leg pendant, the foot resting on a lotus bud fastened to a tall base engraved with a geometrical pattern. She wears an unusually short dhoti decorated with a stippled pattern and some of her accessories are also incised.
This may be a form of Vajritara, who sits in the vajra position and has three eyes and four or eight arms, although her lower right hand would normally display the gesture of supreme generosity.