Shyama (Green) Tara
- Place Made:
- India: Bihar
- late 9th century
- 37 x 18-3/4 x 8-1/2 in. (94 x 47.6 x 21.6 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Norton Simon Art Foundation
- Accession Number:
- © Norton Simon Art Foundation
The Buddhist deity Tara is the goddess of compassion, who aids devotees in overcoming personal difficulties. The inscription inside her halo is the Buddhist creed, which reads "[Buddha] has revealed the cause of those phenomena which spring from a cause and also [the means of] their cessation. So says the Great Monk."
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