Mahasri-Tara (ABS 097)

According to the iconographic compendium Sādhanamālā, a sanskrit text compilated around the 11th century, Mahāśrī Tārā (the Tara of great bliss) is the only form of the deity performing the gesture of teaching and argumentation (dharmacakra-mudrā).
This form of Tara seems to have been particularly venerated in Nepal.
The statue is also believed to be a representation of Bhrikuti, one of the two wives of the first buddhist king in Tibet, Songtsen Gampo.

Nepal

Painted carved wood

71,5 cm
15th century

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