figure (ritual & belief: representations)

Brass / copper gilt figure, probably Tara, perhaps White Tara. The goddess is seated in the lotus position on a lotus throne with her left hand raised in the vitarka mudra and her right hand outstretched in the gift bestowing vara mudra. The left hand also holds a blooming lotus. An inscription runs along the front right bottom edge of the base.

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