Religious Figure / Green Tara
Green Tara or Drolma Jang is very popular in Tibet. She represents active compassion and her special powers help to overcome fears, dangers and earthly calamities. She can also grant wishes, as her right hand in varada (gift bestowing) mudra indicates. She wears the crown and adornments of a Bodhisattva, which would have been adorned with many pieces of turquoise, only a few of which now remain. This statue was made by a Newari craftsman.