This powerful figure has a raised urna on her forehead and displays a lotus within a diamond in her palms. Given the early date of the sculpture, this is perhaps White Tara following the Atisha tradition, i.e. with two eyes only (see Himalayan Art Resources ) . Her left hand displays a gesture to bestow patience (tip of the middle finger against tip of the thumb), which is unusual.
This one has a rectangular urna on her forehead and a motif embossed in the palm of her hands; she wears a pointed cape, a loosely-fitting lower garment incised with a lotus motif and held in place with a belt with raining-jewel pendants, and princely ornaments. Her left hand bestows refuge (tip of the ring finger on tip of the thumb), a gesture associated with this form of the deity.
‘Tara with the seven eyes’ (three on her face, two in the palm of her hands, two on the sole of her feet).
On this rare ivory statue the left hand is in the gesture of debate (vitarka mudra), also associated with White Tara.