Rare Green Tara Thangka from Palcho Monastery, Gyantse, Tibet, XIX-XX Century
Size: 75cm high, 55cm wide
A real masterpiece of Tibetan spiritual art painted with rocks and mineral colours on pure cotton. Tara is depicted in her iconic form, with the right hand in a mudra showing generosity and the left one in a fearless gesture holding a stem of a lotus, the little finger, the index and the medium are pointed upwards representing the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha.
Object literature: (Tara (Sanskrit: तारा, tārā; Tib. སྒྲོལ་མ, Dölma), Ārya Tārā, or Shayama Tara, also known as Jetsun Dölma (Tibetan language: rje btsun sgrol ma) in Tibetan Buddhism, is an important figure in Buddhism. According to Vajrayana Buddhism Tara is an emanation of Buddha and typically appears in the form of a beautiful youthful woman; she is a very important meditation deity.
Object history: From a Tibatan collection dating back to before 1950.