Antique Tibetan Green Tara. Bronze Parcel Gilt, late 1800’s, 9 tall. This is a splendid and unusual statue of Green Tara, cast in bronze in Tibet and gilded, probably dating to the late 1800’s, if not earlier. She is 9 inches tall. She is unusual because there are no lotus blossoms and she holds a strange object in her right hand. There are twenty-one forms of Tara, each one associated with a different color and specific qualities. One 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, literally: “Lord who looks down, a bodhisattva who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas. She vowed to remain in female form until all beings were liberated. Of all the Taras, the two most important are White Tara and Green Tara, who is known as the Buddha of enlightened activity and the great liberator. Green Tara is the most dynamic emanation of Tara. She is known to be moderately combative and often called upon to overcome obstacles. Is also called the “Mother of All Buddhas”, and is appealed to for help in protecting against fear and the Eight Great Dangers. Lions (pride), wild elephants (delusion/ignorance), fires (hatred and anger), snakes (jealousy), bandits and thieves (wrong views, including fanatical views), bondage (avarice and miserliness), floods (desire and attachment), and evil spirits and demons (deluded doubts). Her nature is one of active compassion; she is known for helping those in need with lightning quickness. Our Green Tara is seated on a moon disk supported by a footed lotus petal throne. She sits in a posture of ease with her right foot extended, signifying her readiness to spring into action. Her right foot is supported by a lotus blossom springing from the foot of the lotus throne. Her left leg is folded in the contemplative position, the two together thereby signifying the integration of wisdom and action. Her left hand is in an elegant variation of. The gesture of teaching, with the thumb and middle finger touching finger. In her right hand she holds a very unusual symbolic object: a trefoil Cintamani in a cloud design which symbolizes the three wish-fulfilling stones of the body, speech and mind of Buddha which the devotee will possess. Her diadem, earrings, necklace, floating scarves, hems and bracelets as well as the trefoil Cintamani were all gilded although some of the gold has been worn away. The combination of the old gold with t. He rest of the ungilded figure, which has the best red-brown tone with a good deal of accumulated schmutz makes for a complex and beautiful overall patina. She has all of the typical Tibetan sweetness, but there is more life to her down cast eyes. And her mouth seems ready to speak or break into a broader smile. She has the three rings at her neck which mark her as a. Or individual of great spiritual wisdom. And she has gilded diamond marks on the soles of her feet, the significance of which is much discussed with no clear consensus. There is no serious damage to this figure at all. The bottom edge of the foot of the throne has some expected roughness. The bottom is open, although I think it was originally closed and all of the tempered core of sand and clay has long ago fallen out. The surface of the figure is completely stable with no flaking or powdering. This Tara is splendidly beautiful and has the added grace of carrying a Cintamani stone. And the photographs give a very good idea of the beauty and excellence of this wonderful example of Sacred Tibetan Art. If you should have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. And thanks for looking. Due to limitations of photography and the inevitable differences in monitor settings, the color of the pictures may be slightly different on your monitor from 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. 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- Size: 9 Inches Tall
- Type: Statues
- Primary Material: Bronze Parcel Gilt
- Age: late 1800’s
- Region of Origin: Tibet
- Original/Reproduction: Original