Religious Figure/ White Tara card

Religious Figure/ White Tara

53.87.222

Currently not on display

Large dark copper alloy statue of White Tara. She has one face and two arms, her right hand is extended down in the gesture of generosity, while her left hand is raised to her heart and her fourth finger and thumb are pinched together, probably holding a lotus stem which is now missing. She has seven eyes, her natural eyes, her wisdom eye and eyes in her palms and on the soles of her feet. She sits in the yogic or meditation position and wears the crown and ornaments of the Bodhisattva. Her hair is elaborated coiled above her head and is completed with a jewel finial. There are two lugs at each shoulder that may once have held her lotus flowers.