About this object

Bell metal gilt statue of Green Tara seated in the royal pose of ease with foot touching a lotus. Her right hand rests on her tigh and is open in the mudra of generosity, holding a vase of immortality. Behind her left shoulder is a fully opened lotus and her hand is raised to her heart and holds a lotus stem between her fingers. She wears the crown and ornaments of the Bodhisattva. Her hair still retains a large amount of blue pigment and flows over her shoulders in plaits. She sits on a double lotus pedestal. The base is closed and still has its contents. It is sealed with a circulared printed piece of paper that has the double dorje.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Paper Plant; Bell Metal; Metal Gilt; Pigment
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Hugh E Richardson
  • Collector
  • Place collected
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    100 mm x 60 yd x 50 cm; 3 15/16 in x 54.864 m x 19 11/16 in
  • Note
    Richardson comments, '62.335.24-5 were not meant to be included. 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 g'au or in his "chapel [lha khang]".
Object view = Humanities
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