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Antique Tibetan Bronze Statue of Tara

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Sculpture: Pre 1900: Item # 1242575
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Antique bronze statue of the Tibetan Bodhisattva Tara. She is sitting on a pedestal in a Lalitasana posture (one leg folded inwards), and making hand gestures called Mudra, which hold special meaning in Buddhism. Her left hand is shown making the Vitarka Mudra, symbolizing intellectual discussion, and her right hand is making the Varada Mudra to symbolize gift giving. She has a lotus flower wrapped around her body, which symbolizes good fortune and purification of the spirit. The backside of the statue has been cut away at some point.Most likely 16th century Size: 4" tall, 2.75" wide