A gilt-bronze Green Tara Qing dynasty, 18th century
Lot 453
A gilt-bronze Green Tara Qing dynasty, 18th century
HK$ 50,000 - 80,000
US$ 6,400 - 10,000
Lot Details
The Property of a Gentleman (lots 451-474)
A gilt-bronze Green Tara
Qing dynasty, 18th century
The youthful figure cast seated in lalitasana with her right leg pendant and resting on a small lotus, her right hand resting on the right knee and the other at chest level in kartarimudra, both hands issuing a long blossoming lotus stalk that rises to her shoulders, the delicate face framed by elaborate hairstyle adorned with chains, ornaments, large earrings and necklaces.
7cm high.

Footnotes

  • 清十八世紀 銅鎏金綠度母坐像

    The Green Tara is one of the most heavily worshipped deity in Tibetan Buddhism, as she protects her followers from the 'Eight Dangers' which are fire, water, lions, elephants, non-human beings, dragons, Dakinis and wild beings. See a comparable gilt copper seated Green Tara preserved in the Capital Museum, Beijing, illustrated in Fojiao Cibei Nushen. Zhongguo Gudai Guanyin Pusa, Beijing, 2008, no.34.
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