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About this object

History of use

For use in a small temple or household.

Cultural context

worship

Iconographic meaning

Image of Tara, the goddess of protection.

Physical description

Female seated on a lotus base; hair elaborately knotted at top. Wears large circular earrings, necklaces, and ornate armbands. Left leg pendant in lalitasana position, with hand on the left resting on knee, palm upward (vara mudra). Hand on the right is in vitarka mudra position. Flowers on either side of shoulders. Unsealed.