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The goddess Tara, depicted in this statue, is seated on a single lotus pedestal, in the paryańkā position (crosslegged) with the right leg on top of the left. Her right hand displays the waramudrā (granting charity) gesture, while the left shows witarkamudrā, symbolizing reason. The bottom part of the lotus seat bears a Sanskrit inscription, displaying Buddhist mantra in Siddhamatrka script.
This bronze statue was created, using the lost wax technique and shows special refinement, with an ūrņa on it's forehead and a layer of gold, added to the lips. Tara is the Goddess of Compassion, who was borne from the tears of the Bodhisatva Avalokiteśwara, when he saw the suffering of humankind on earth. The Bodhisatva's tears formed a lake, from which a beautiful lotus surfaced. When the lotus opened, the goddess Tara appeared from its blossom.

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  • Title: TARA STATUE
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Location: Bumiayu, Brebes, Indonesia
  • Place Part Of: Indonesia
  • Physical Dimensions: h155 mm
  • Description: Diameter of pedestal: 11 cm
  • Classification: Archaeology
  • Type: Metal Work

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