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Tara

Date:
7th century
Culture:
Pakistan (Swat Valley region)
Medium:
Brass inlaid with silver and copper
Dimensions:
H. 4 5/8 in. (11.8 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Samuel Eilenberg Collection, Gift of Samuel Eilenberg, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.142.62
Not on view
This goddess sits with crossed legs on a double lotus throne and holds her hands a gesture of adoration anjali mudra) but twisted; as this unique hand posture is clear and well executed, we must assume that it has a specific meaning, now lost. She wears her hair in a fanlike coiffure and has large ear ornaments, a Gupta-style legacy perpetuated in the northwest.
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