About this object

A small figure of Green Tara seated on a lotus pedestal in the royal ease pose. A fully open lotus rises from behind each shoulder. She wears the ornaments of the Boddhisattva, including a crown and neck ornaments, these were set with stones, but all the stones are now missing. Gilding reamins over part of the surface and traces of blue can still be seen in the hair.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Tibetan
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    17th Century
  • Materials
    Alloy Copper; Gold
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased From Mrs Hilda Toyne
  • Collector
    Ralph Henry Maddox
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    Not recorded
  • Measurements
    110 mm x 90 mm; 4 5/16 in x 3 9/16 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: This item is currently on loan to Pestalozzi School and has been there since 1964. It does not appear that any formal loan agreement has been put in place at this time and further work to clarify the situation needs to be undertaken. EM 9/3/2012.
    Mrs Hilda Toyne was the daughter of Colonel Maddox.
    Colonel Maddox collected eight pieces most likely during the Younghusband Punitive Mission to Tibet 1903-04. Although Maddox was said to have been presented with one of the items by the 13th Dalai Lama. Written by Emma Martin.
  • Related people
    Ralph Henry Maddox (Collector)

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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