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: 17th Century - 18th Century
Section:Asian
Materials:Copper Alloy
Bronze
Iconography:White Tara
Inscription
Credit Line:Purchased from Alexander Scott, 1914
Other Number:GETZ 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] Possehl, Gregory L., and Ch'eng-mei, Chang, and Peters, Heather, and Lyons, Elizabeth. 1985. Buddhism: History and Diversity of a Great Tradition.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 41View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Scott, Alexander. 1914. "The Alexander Scott Collection". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum. Vol. 5. no. 2. pg. 55-114 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 46View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] University of Pennsylvania. 1914. Catalogue of an Exhibition of the Art of the Far East.. Philadelphia. pg. 52 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 35 No. 15View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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