Painted Lamaist sacred clay figure representing White Tara. She has a third eye on her forehead and on the palm of each hand. She is seated with the right arm falling forward and down, palm outwards in varada mudhra. She may once have been holding a lotus flower in her left hand, but this is not present. The legs are folded across one another, soles upwards. The figure wears a red skirt cloth and a green shoulder cloth a jewelled neck ornament and earrings. The figure is seated on a flat oval plinth edged with lotus petals, edged alternately in blue and green, each with a red centre. A Tibetan inscription on the base, 'sgrol dkar' identifies the figure as representing White Tara.
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