White Tara

Painting of White Tara. Catalogue entry redas:'A Tibetan Painting of the White Tara of the Seven Eyes, seated on a lotus throne and holding the stalk of a lotus blossom, mounted on silk and framed, 25in. by 19in., 18th Century.

Thangka are devotional paintings which are particularly associated with Vajrayana Buddhism. They are always executed on cloth and often have ornate fabric surrounds and covers. Thangka can fulfil several different purposes -they are for example often used as teaching aids- however, perhaps their most important role is to focus meditation. Thangka that are used for meditation will generally depict a yidam

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