Description Devotees of Tara regard her as both a Buddha and a bodhisattva. Venerated as the affectionate and impartial mother of all living beings, Tara helps men and women on their path toward enlightenment, rescuing them from physical and spiritual danger. She holds a lotus, a symbol of purity, and makes the gesture of teaching with her right hand, imparting Buddhist knowledge to her devotees.
- Desire and Devotion: Art from India, Nepal, and Tibet in the John and Berthe Ford Collection. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara; Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham; Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong. 2001-2003.
Provenance Klejman Gallery, New York; purchased by John and Berthe Ford, Baltimore, April 1969.
Credit Promised gift of John and Berthe Ford
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