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In the center Green Tara is golden in color with one face and two hands. Her right hand is extended forward resting on her knee in the gesture of generosity while holding the stem of a blue lily with the fingertips. Above her are the Protectors of the Three Families, the Bodhisattvas Manjushri, Avalokiteshvara and Vajrapani. Further, there are twenty-one manifestations of Tara surrounding the main image.

Details

  • Title: Green Tara
  • Date Created: 18th century
  • Physical Dimensions: 45 1/8 x 29 7/8 in.
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Rubin Museum of Art, C2006.66.19
  • Medium: Pigments on cloth
  • Place of Creation: Tibet
  • Exhibition History: Rubin Museum of Art, "Gateway to Himalayan Art" (08/10/11 - 05/28/12), Rubin Museum of Art, "Embodying the Holy: Icons in Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Tibetan Buddhism" (10/05/10 - 03/07/11), University Art Museum, University of California at Santa Barbara, "Toward Enlightenment: The Sacred Art of Tibet" (04/01/09 - 06/14/09), Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas, TX, "Female Buddhas: Women of Enlightenment in Tibetan Mysticism" (02/09/07 - 08/26/07), Rubin Museum of Art, "Female Buddhas: Women of Enlightenment in Himalayan Art" (06/04/05 - 01/16/06), Bruce Museum of Arts and Sciences, Greenwich, CT, "Female Buddhas: Women of Enlightenment in Tibetan Mysticism" (07/02/05 - 10/16/05), Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY "Wisdom and Compassion: The Sacred Art of Tibet" (11/04/00 - 01/07/01), Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX, "Worlds of Transformation: Tibetan Art of Wisdom and Compassion" (01/16/00 - 03/26/00), Tibet House, New York, NY, "Worlds of Transformation: Tibetan Art of Wisdom and Compassion" (04/27/99 - 09/25/99)

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