Sino Tibetan Bronze Statue
China. Circa: 19th-early 20th century
8.5 in.(21cm), W 5.5 in.(14cm), D 3 in.(7.5cm)
Condition: abrasion, overall very good.
in lotus posture on a Hamsa Goose above a lotus throne, her pendent right foot
supported on a padma, her right hand in varada mudra and left hand in vitarka
mudra, holding two lotus flowers which clinging to her shoulders; where two more
of her arms emerge, with two hands crossed above and behind her hair, she is wearing
a pleated dhoti, a long strand of pearls, two necklaces and arm bands with foliate
ornaments. There are twenty-one forms of Tara. The two most important forms are
Green Tara and White Tara. She is a female Buddha and meditation deity. and was
believed to be born from the compassionate tear of Avalokitesavara. However, this
seated Tara on a magic goose is believed to be Saraswati, the Goddess of Literature
worshipped by both Hindu and Buddhist devotees.