12.75 White Tara / Dolkar Statue from Patan, Nepal Fully Gold Gilded with Hand Painted Face. White Tara – The Divine Mother. White Tara’s compassion for living beings and her desire to save them from suffering is said to be even stronger than a mother’s love for her children. As the personification of enlightened maternal compassion, she has infinite sympathy for those facing the challenges of worldly existence. She is the the female aspect of the universe and the source of all life, thus she lovingly engenders, nourishes and smiles at the vitality of creation. Meditation on the goddess grants health, long life, fearlessness, patience and peace; and she is especially cherished for her swiftness in responding to the prayers of those who call upon her. Her color white symbolizes her radiant purity, but white also expresses her fundamental nature, which is ultimate Truth, complete and undifferentiated. White Tara is depicted in a posture of graceful contemplative ease with both legs raised and crossed, displaying a regal elegance and serenity. Her right hand is extended downward, palm open, with thumb and index finger touching. This hand position is known as. Or the gesture of granting wishes and protection. Her left hand, raised to shoulder height with fingers extended and palm turned outward, is in the gesture of granting refuge and freeing from fears. Each of her hands also holds the stem of a beautiful lotus flower that floats above her shoulder as a symbol of her radiant purity and power. A distinctive characteristic of White Tara, shown in this representation, is her seven eyes. She has the two usual eyes plus one in the center of her forehead and one in each of her hands and feet. These eyes indicate that she sees all the suffering and cries for help in the universe, and symbolize her divine omniscience. Expertly cast from copper alloy and gilded with 24 karat gold in with hand painted face, this statue is an beautiful portrayal of White Tara / Dolkar. This sculpture was individually handcrafted in Patan, Nepal by master artisans of the Shakya clan who are considered among the best in the world. These craftsmen are the modern heirs to a centuries-old tradition of creating sacred art for use in temples and monasteries. The fine metalworking techniques have been passed down from generation to generation since ancient times. White Tara Statue – Fully Gold Gilded with Hand Painted Face. Lost Wax Method, Copper Alloy with 24 Karat Gold Gilding. 4 kg / 8.8 lbs. The item “Hand Carved Face Painted 12.75 White Tara / Dolkar Gold Gilded Copper Statue” is in sale since Monday, April 3, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Religion & Spirituality\Buddhism\Statues & Figures”. The seller is “shakya_statues_trade” and is located in Patan. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country of Manufacture: Nepal