Indian and Himalayan Art
Tara, Goddess of CompassionMade in Nepal, Asia
Late Thakuri (879-1200) or Early Malla (1200-1769), c. 11th - 12th century
Artist/maker unknown, Nepalese
Gilded copper alloy with precious and semi-precious stones and ritual powder accretions
Currently not on view
1969-291-1Gift of Mrs. Herbert C. Morris, 1969
LabelThis lovely Buddhist statue displays intricately incised floral patterns on her pleated skirt as well as an ornate diadem and coiffure. Her hair falls in ringlets over her shoulders; such delicate curls are similarly found in paintings from the Malla period. Originally she held a lotus in her raised left hand; part of the lotus stem and leaf remains by her elbow and shoulder.