Tara

Tara
Place Made:
Nepal or Tibet
Date:
14th century
Medium:
Gilt-copper alloy with semiprecious stones and pigment 
Dimensions:
34 3/4 in x 11 in x 5 1/2 in (88.3 x 27.9 x 14 cm) 
Credit Line:
The Norton Simon Foundation 
Accession Number:
F.1976.05.01.S 
Copyright:
© The Norton Simon Foundation 
On View
Description

A savior goddess, Tara is the female counterpart of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. Tara is an embodiment of feminine grace and compassion. In both Nepal and Tibet she has enjoyed great popularity. This impressive sculpture is one of the largest and finest metal images of the goddess known.

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