H. 17 1/4 in. (43.8 cm); H. incl. base 19 in. (48.3 cm); W. 8 in. (20.3 cm); D. 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm); Wt. 10 lbs (4.5 kg)
Rogers Fund, 1982
Not on view
Tara is the supreme savior and goddess of mercy in Vajrayana Buddhism, best understood as a female counterpart to a bodhisattva. She stands gracefully, extending her open hand is a gesture of granting boons (varada mudra) to devotees. The lotus in full bloom and her golden face suggest she is understood as Sitatara, (“White Tara”), a female form of Avalokiteshvara Padmapani.