Tibetan Bronze Buddha Statue
Tibet, Circa: 19th Century
in.(38cm), W 9 in.(23cm), D 5.5 in.(14cm)
Measurement not including wood pedestal
lost of corals, o.a. excellent!
Tara (Sitatara) is the youthful, luminous bodhisattva of universal compassion
and longevity. Here, she is gracefully rendered in bronze with gilded silver and
gold. She is detailed with intricate jewels and set with coral and turquoise.
With her youthful body, delicate tilt of the chin and her softly downcast eyes
she evokes a sumptuous, compelling human quality. Tara sits in padmasanam asana.
Her hands are arched in the varada and vitarka mudras, while two opened lotus
stems rise up to frame her in delicate balance. This White Tara is an exquisite
example of 19th Tibetan statuary. One of our rare find recently deaccessed after
the exhibition in Barcelona Spain.