14th century, Tibet, Tara, gilt bronze (copper alloy), private collection, photo by Sotheby’s.
A rare image of Green Tara holding the stem of blue lotuses; her left hand does a gesture to bestow refuge, the right hand expresses supreme generosity. She wears a Nepalese-style garment with beaded seams, and princely accessories inlaid with a multitude of small round coral and turquoise cabochons.
14th century, Tibet or China, Tara, bronze with turquoise, Yuan Dynasty, private collection, photo on Christie’s .
A rare mixture of Tibetan features (the serene moon-like face and the use of non-gilt copper alloy), Chinese-style accessories, a Nepalese-style garment.
Circa 14th century, Tibet, Tara, gilt copper alloy and gems, Densatil style, private collection, photo on Bonhams .
Green Tara holding the stem of day/open lotuses.
14th century, Tibet, Tara, gilt bronze with turquoise, private collection, photo on Millon .
14th-15th century, Tibet, Tara, gilt bronze, private collection, photo on Sotheby’s 2016 .
Here we have two types of lotuses in groups of four, two open flowers and two buds, fastened to her elbows and with a silver stem (missing from her right hand).
15th century, Western Tibet, brass with silver and copper inlay, private collection, photo by Van Ham, sale 8th December 2016.
The late Guge style is apparent in the style of the tall double-lotus base, the shape of the face and the use of brass with silver-inlaid eyes and copper-inlaid lips.
15th century, Tibet, Tara, bronze and precious stones, private collection, photo on HAR .
15th century, Tibet, Tara and eight emanations, gilt bronze, is or was at the British Museum in London (UK).
Green Tara, seated on a lotus with scrolling foliage that supports eight smaller Taras, topped with Amitabha between two lotus buds, and two birds (one missing). This eight emanations are meant to protect against eight fears described here
16th century, Tara (brass with copper inlay), private collection, photo on HAR
16th-17th century, Tibet, Tara, gilt copper alloy with cold gold, paint, coral and turquoise, at the Detroit Institute of Arts (USA).
Green Tara doing the fear-allaying gesture with her right hand.
17th century, Tibet, Green Tara (gilt metal with recent cold gold, blue pigment, turquoise cabochons), private collection, photo on HAR
17th century, Tibet, Tara, gilt copper alloy with turquoise, coral and enamel, at the Freer Sackler Gallery in Washington DC (USA).
The colourful repoussé accessories and the lotus base are reminiscent of Mongolian works from the Dolonnor area. Her left hand does the gesture of debate while holding the stem of a flower, her right hand holds a long-life vase not normally associated with Green Tara.
18th century, Tibet, Tara, gilt bronze, traces of lacquer and pigments, private collection, sale A189AS Koller.