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

Pala period
early 12th century
India (Bengal) or Bangladesh
Opaque watercolor on palm leaf
2 3/4 x 16 1/2 in. (7 x 41.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 2001
Accession Number:
Not on view
Enshrined image of seated White Tara in a flame-emitting aureole, displaying a white 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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