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White Tara

Tibetan, Buddhist
17th century


Object Place: Tibet

Dimensions

Approximately 19.1 cm (7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.13145

Medium or Technique

Gilt copper, pigment

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Sculpture

Female deity seated on a double lotus pedestal, with one hand raised and one lowered. A seated figure appears in her crown.

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection