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Green Tara, Folio from a dispersed Ashtasahasrika Prajnaparamita (Perfection of Wisdom) Manuscript

Period:
Pala period
Date:
early 12th century
Culture:
India (Bengal) or Bangladesh
Medium:
Opaque watercolor on palm leaf
Dimensions:
2 3/4 x 16 1/2 in. (7 x 41.9 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 2001
Accession Number:
2001.445k
Not on view
Enshrined image of Green Tara with pendant leg and displaying a blue lotus, with two female attendants, one holding a vajra; the other, Mahakali, holding a flaying knife and skullcup (kapala).
[ T. T. Gallery , Kathmandu, Nepal, until 2001, sold to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Early Buddhist Manuscript Painting: The Palm-Leaf Tradition," July 29, 2008–March 22, 2009.

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