Bronze Figure of a Seated Tara, Pala Period, North India, 11th to 12th Century
The female emanation of Avalokitesvara, the Boddhisattva of Compassion with lavish jeles and heaving breast, her hands holding the stems of large lotus blossoms that bloom at her shoulders, the face soft and downcast below a large elaborate coiffure with gems and complex knotting
height 6.1" — 15.5 cm.
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Compare with a smaller four-armed Tara in Christie’s New York, Indian Works of Art, September 17, 2003, lot 18.
Lots 104 to 116: Buddhist Works of Art from a Toronto Collection
Department: Asian Art