Antique Tibetan White Tara. Gilt Bronze, late 1800’s, Exquisite Patina. This is an extraordinarily beautiful statue of. (White Tara) in gilded bronze, cast in. Tibet, probably dating to the late 1800’s. She may be earlier, but I do not think she is later. Our Tara is seated in padmasanam asana , the adamantine. Or posture the full lotus. Position on a moon disk resting on a waisted and footed lotus petal throne. Her left hand, in the. Or gesture of teaching, complements her. Right hand, which is elegantly arched in the. Arada Mudra , the gesture of bestowing. She has a lotus blossom. Springing from her left arm. The lotus is topped. By a star shape. Another etymology of her name posits that it derives from the. R Tara is positively resplendent with her luxuriant, slightly unusual diadem and. She is wearing a dhoti decorated at the hems and a similarly treated. Choli (blouse) which clings appropriately to her lithe young body revealing her breasts. Is laden with jewels: large, elaborate earrings, necklace, arm bands, bracelets and a girdle. Another long, single beaded necklace, probably meant to represent pearls, falls. From around her neck almost to her navel and emphatically accentuates her nipples. White Tara is also known as. (Seven-eyed) , her seven eyes representing her. In addition to the eyes in her face, she has another on her forehead. Two on the palms of her hands, and two on the soles of her feet. Our Tara has all of these. The meaning and function of these eyes are much debated and discussed, but the. Discussion has produced little clarity. Perhaps, suffice it to say that they help her look past. This universe of suffering (samsara) into the world of enlightenment. At the end of the photos are two close-ups where you can see the “eyes” on the sole of her. Feet, her palms and forehead. But it is the modeling of her face and head and its slight inclination to her right that marks. This figure as extraordinary. With her softly down cast eyes and gentle smile, she represents. Those aspects of Tara which are wisdom, compassion and strength expressed in the form of. An eternally youthful, blooming young woman. She has a countenance imbued with a deep. Inner contentment, peace, poise and sweet bemusement which perfectly expresses the. Eternal beauty and resonant power of the embodied goddess. This figure is 9 inches tall. She is in very good condition with no sign of repair or. The surface is completely stable with no powdering or flaking. The figure is sealed in the old way and stamped with a double dorje, placed there probably. When the statue was blesed. Some of the gilding has been worn away by time and caressing hands. Gold with the warm chocolate brown of the un-gilded parts of the figure combine to make a. Very beautiful and complex patina. There are twenty-one forms of Tara, each one associated with a different color and specific. The two most important are Green Tara and White Tara. The goddess of longevity who. Counteracts illness, thereby helping to bring about a long life. She embodies compassion and is said to be as white and radiant as the moon. Etymology of her name is that it is derived from the Sanskrit. Which means to cross. Over; she is one who helps sentient beings cross over from mere worldly existence. Introduced into Tibetan Buddhism in the seventh century, Tara has become by far the most. Popular deity in Tibet ever since. She is a female bodhisattva (a “wisdom being” or enlightened one) and a meditation deity. Believed to have been born from the compassionate tear of Avalokitesavara from the. Sanskrit, lit: “Lord who looks down” a bodhisattva who embodies the compassion of all. She vowed to remain in female form until all beings were liberated. Tara also embodies many of the qualities of the feminine principle. She is known as the. Mother of Mercy and Compassion. She is the source, the female aspect of the universe. Which gives birth to warmth, compassion and relief from bad karma as experienced by. Ordinary beings in cyclic existence. She engenders, nourishes, smiles at the vitality of. Creation, and has sympathy for all beings, as a mother does for her children. White Tara she offers succor and protection from all the unfortunate circumstances one can. World, the world of suffering and cyclic birth and. Rebirth, the antithesis of Nirvana. Another quality of the feminine principle which she shares with the. Or “sky dancers”, is the enlightened energy of playfulness. Tara is frequently depicted as a. Young, sixteen year old, girlish woman who often manifests in the lives of practitioners. When they take themselves, or their spiritual path, too seriously. There are Tibetan tales in. Which she laughs at self-righteousness, or plays pranks on those who lack reverence for the. Much of the iconography of White Tara derives from a medieval poem by the first Dalai. On a lotus seat…. Showing the union of wisdom and art – homage to you! Your supple right hand makes the boon- granting gesture.. Your left hand gives us refuge, Both hands signal with blue utpala (lotus) flowers, Samsaric beings! Cling not to worldly pleasures. Enter the great city of liberation! Our present Tara reflects almost all of these qualities and characteristics. And the photos give a very good idea of the beauty and finesse of this wonderful example of. If you should have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. And thanks for looking. From the estate of a gentleman employed by the US State Department who was posted to Southeast Asia. I understand that he acquired this figure and a good deal of others in Bangkok in the early years of the last century. Due to the limitations of photography and the inevitable differences in monitor settings, the color of the pictures on your monitor may be slightly different from White Tara herself, but I did my best to capture her as she is. And, at least on my monitor, the color is a very good match. I try to do my very best in researching the items I sell, and include numerous photos. If you have any questions concerning a particular item, please contact me. I absolutely guarantee that every item is as described in my words and pictures. If you should have any questions at all, please contact me, and I will respond as quickly as possible. Feedback is very important to me. I always leave excellent feedback for buyers and I try to do whatever I can so that buyers will be happy to do the same for me. If you like what you see here, please add me to your saved sellers list. I will have similar items for your consideration. And Thanks for looking. I would be more than happy to answer any question you might have. The item “BUDDHA Antique Tibetan White Tara, Gilt Bronze, late 1800’s, Exquisite Patina” is in sale since Monday, August 29, 2016. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Tibet”. The seller is “gabrielli-art” and is located in Youngsville, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Size: 9 inches Tall
- Type: Statues of White TAra
- Primary Material: Bronze, Parcel Gilt
- Age: late 1800’s
- Region of Origin: Tibet
- Original/Reproduction: Original