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White Tara

Tibetan
18th century


Object Place: Tibet

Dimensions

121 x 73.5 cm (47 5/8 x 28 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1992.238

Medium or Technique

Distemper and gold on cotton, mounted with silk brocades, silk dust cover, wood dowel, brass knobs, and leather corner tabs

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings

Painting in hanging scroll (thangka) format, with streamers, veil and decorative stitched borders.

White Tara stis on a lotus holding the stem of a lotus in her left hand, which is in abhaya mudra. Her right hand is in varada mudra. She has seven eyes: three on her face, and one on each of her hands and feet. She wears a headdress with Shakyamuni on it. She radiates rays of golden light and is surrounded by a golden foliate aureole with flowers and foliage around it. Before her is an offering bowl.

Inscription

On reverse, in Tibetan, "Om, Ah, Hum" written three times on back of main figure.

Provenance

1992, George and Verena Rybicki, Lexington, MA; 1992, gift of Rybicki to the MFA in memory of William Stanley and Janet Morgan. (Accession Date: May 26, 1992)

Credit Line

Gift of George and Verena Rybicki, in memory of William Stanley and Janet Morgan