About this object

Small figure of Green Tara made from bell metal seated on a double lotus pedestal, in the pose of royalty and ease, the pose of the Bodhisattva. Right hand in charity pose varada mudra and left hand holds the stem of a fully opened lotus. She wears the ornaments of the Bodhisattva. Pigment still visible to hair, lips and eyes. Crown of five-jewels held in place with a gilded tie. Her hair coiled and split into two pigtails at back.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Bronze; Metal Gilt; Pigment
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Hugh E Richardson
  • Collector
    Hugh E Richardson
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1951 before
  • Measurements
    113 mm x 70 mm x 46 mm; 4 7/16 in x 2 3/4 in x 1 13/16 in
  • Note
    Curator's note:Richardson writes, 62.335.24-25 'were not meant to be included [in donation?]. They were very ordinary and not a fair sample of Tibetan work. They are the sort of thing you might find in an ordinary man's tra u (ga'u) or in his "chapel"'.
  • Related people
    Hugh E Richardson ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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