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.
- Found/Acquired: Gaya District
- (Asia,South Asia,India,Bihar,Gaya District)
- Height: 115 centimetres (NOT on module)
- Width: 59 centimetres
- Diameter: 24 centimetres
- Weight: 200 kilograms (estimated)
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.
11 May 2012
Reason for treatment
The object would benefit from cleaning.
The object is in a good condition although dirty with ingrained dirt and loose dirt on the surface of the stone.The statue has its own module which has been designed to hold the piece securely for transit and installations.
The object was brought to the Stone Studio on its module to be worked on. The stone statue was first vacuumed to remove any loose dirt. Then the piece was cleaned using deionised water on cotton wool swabs. There is evidence of pigment remains in localised areas, a bright red and an earth colour (reddish brown) can be seen.these remains are stable and do not need to be consolidated.
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.
- 71 (Stuart Sale Catalogue)
- Bridge 9
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Object reference number: RRI829
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