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Tara, c. 1300

Nepal or Tibet, 1275-1325
Gilt-copper alloy with semiprecious stones and pigment
34 3/4 in x 11 in x 5 1/2 in (88.3 x 27.9 x 14 cm)
The Norton Simon Foundation
F.1976.05.01.S
© The Norton Simon Foundation

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A savior goddess, Tara is the female counterpart of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. Tara is an embodiment of feminine grace and compassion. In both Nepal and Tibet she has enjoyed great popularity. This impressive sculpture is one of the largest and finest metal images of the goddess known.

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