University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: A1112
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Buddhist
Tibetan (uncertain)
Nepalese (uncertain)
Provenience: Tibet (uncertain)
Nepal (uncertain)
Date Made: 17th Century - 18th Century
Early Date: 1600
Late Date: 1799
Section:Asian
Materials:Copper Alloy
Bronze
Iconography:White Tara
Inscription
Credit Line:Purchased from Alexander Scott, 1914
Other NumberGETZ 165 - Other Number

Description

Gilt bronze statuette of White Tara with seven eyes, seated on a lotus on an oblong dias with a halo. Tara is a bodhisattva popular in Tibetan and Nepalese Buddhism. She is usually depicted in a seated postion. Her hands are in the mudra which tranquilizes and collects. Inscription on the front of the base. Statue is in three parts: base, figure, and halo.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Exhibition of the Art of the Far East ( Dec 1914)View Objects in Exhibition
Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition (12 Dec 1985 - 21 Oct 2012)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Lyons, Elizabeth, et al. 1985. Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition. : Page/Fig./Plate: 41View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Scott, Alexander. 1914. "The Alexander Scott Collection". The Museum Journal. 5 (2): 55-114. : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 46View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Exhibition] University of Pennsylvania. 1914. Catalogue of an Exhibition of the Art of the Far East. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 35 No. 15View Objects cited in this Publication

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