About this object

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.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    15th Century
  • Materials
    Bronze; Metal Gilt; Turquoise
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the Abbey Art Centre
  • Collector
    John S M Ward
  • Place collected
    Asia: South Eastern Asia: Myanmar (Burma)
  • Date collected
    1914 - 1916
  • Measurements
    115 mm x 90 mm x 45 mm
  • Related people
    Abbey Art Centre ( Owner); John S M Ward ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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