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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1872,0701.46

  • Description

    Standing figure of Tārā with one damaged hand holding a lotus, the other held in varada mudrā; surrounded by a garland, a stūpa on the left. Carved in dark grey chlorite.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 10thC-11thC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 115 centimetres (NOT on module)
    • Width: 59 centimetres
    • Diameter: 24 centimetres
    • Weight: 200 kilograms (estimated)
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2012 23 Oct- 2013 03 Feb, Petit Palais, Paris, 'Dieu(x) - Modes d'Emploi'
    2015 18 Apr–28 Jun, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, A History of the world.
    2015 14 Jul–6 Sep, Kyushu National Museum, Fukuoka, A History of the world.
    2015-2016 20 Sep-11 Jan, Kobe City Museum, Kobe, A History of the world.

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1872

  • Acquisition notes

    Purchased by John Bridge at the Stuart sale at Christie's in June, 1830. The collection was given to the British Museum in 1872 by Mrs John Bridge and his nieces, Miss Fanny Bridge and Mrs Edgar Baker, on the death that year of George Bridge, brother of John Bridge.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1872,0701.46

  • Additional IDs

    • 71 (Stuart Sale Catalogue)
    • Bridge 9
Figure (Tara). Standing figure of Tara with one damaged hand holding a lotus, the other held in varada mudra; surrounded by a garland, a stupa on the left. Carved in stone (basalt).

Figure (Tara). Standing figure of Tara with one damaged hand holding a lotus, the other held in varada mudra; surrounded by a garland, a stupa on the left. Carved in stone (basalt).

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