About this object

Gilt bronze statue of Sita Tara. She has one face and two arms, her right hand is extended in the gesture of generosity with the palm in front and in her left hand she should hold the stem of a lotus flower, but this is missing. A lotus appears in full bloom over her left shoulder and her left hand holds its stem. She has seven eyes, her natural ones, her wisdom eye and eyes in her palm and on the soles of her feet, she sits in the yogic or meditation position and wears the crown and ornaments of the Bodhisattva.

Sita Tara grants long-life and protects against illness. She is the female manifestation of the Buddha Amtabha and is the mother of all beings.

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
    Purchased From Mrs Stopford
  • Collector
    Guy Stopford
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1907 - 1910
  • Measurements
    170 mm x 110 mm x 101 mm; 6 11/16 in x 4 5/16 in x 4 in
  • Related people
    Guy Stopford ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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