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A bronze figure of Tara
A bronze figure of Tara

NORTHEASTERN INDIA, PALA PERIOD, 12TH CENTURY

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A bronze figure of Tara
Northeastern India, Pala period, 12th century
Seated in lalitasana over a double-lotus base with the pendant leg supported by a separate lotus pad, one hand holding her lotus bud stem, wearing an incised dhoti secured with a beaded belt, multiple necklaces and other jewelry, the face with full lips and elongated eyes centered by a rectangular urna and topped by a foliate circlet
4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm) high
Provenance
Onno Janssens Collection, Netherlands, acquired in London by 1997
Literature
Himalayan Art Resources, www.himalayanart.org, item no. 66732

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