Magnificent vintage brass sculpture with an exquisite red patina and gold finish of Samaya Tara, popularly known as Green Tara handcrafted by skilled artisans is seen dressed in intricately crafted robes and jewellery where the earrings represent patience, understanding and renunciation and the diadem with five jewels represent the transmutation of the five delusions into the Five Buddha Wisdoms.
She is shown with a benevolent countenance seated upon a white moon disk which is associated with special restorative nectar associated with the naval chakra centre.
In Buddhist the moon symbolizes the wisdom aspect which when coupled with compassion lead to Sakyamuni Buddha's enlightenment. Her right hand is gracefully lowered in varada mudra, the boon-granting gesture.
The word Tara means the one who saves and one who helps people to cross the Ocean of Existence and Suffering.
Her willingness to help others is shown by her body posture with one foot ready so that she can rise to offer assistance. Like WhiteTara, she was born of the tears of compassion of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, resulting from the extreme state of sadness Gautam Buddha experienced when observing the continuing ceaseless suffering which he sought to end.
Measures: Height 26 cm x Width 19 cm x Depth 10 cm
Weight: 2.4 kilograms