Figure of Syama Tara (Green or Dark Tara) - ROM2005_1584_23


Figure of Syama Tara (Green or Dark Tara)

Medium:Gilt copper alloy with pigment and turquoise inlay
Geography: Kashmir or Nepal
Date: 10th - 12th century AD
Period: Pala period
10.3 x 5.7 x 5.1 cm
Object number: 918.39.19
Credit Line: The George Crofts Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Sir Christopher Ondaatje South Asian Gallery
DescriptionWidely worshipped as the Buddhist Goddess of Compassion, Tara is a female bodhisattva. She emerged from the tears shed by Avalokiteshvara for the suffering of all sentient beings. Tara takes many forms.
South Asia
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