Women in Sri Lankan Sculpture and Painting

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Title

Tara, a replica

Subject

Tara (goddess)
Bronze sculpture--National Museum (Colombo, Sri Lanka)

Description

This is a replica of the British Museum image of Tara. The unadorned, yet aesthetically pleasing image, wears a high hair-do, at the centre of which is an empty socket. It may have contained a miniature seated Buddha statue traditionally associated with Bodhisattva images. Originally found near Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, it is the tallest Buddhist female bronze image discovered in Sri Lanka and may represent an instance where Tara was worshipped in her own right as Bodhisattva. Various dates between the 8th and 10th centuries A.D. have been suggested by scholars. This replica is found in the National Museum, Colombo.

Creator

Sirima Kiribamune

Source

Colombo National Museum, Sri Lanka

Date

ca. 8th-10th century A.D.
Period of study: 1986-1987
Version: 01/12/2012

Contributor

Co-Author: Seneviratna, Harsha
Technical Officer: Wijesinghe, Lalith
Technical Assistant: Jayasundare, Subhashini
Photographer: Madanayake, I.S.
International Center for Ethnic Studies, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation
American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies, Colombo

Rights

All rights reserved by International Center for Ethnic Studies, Sri Lanka.

Relation

Forms part of Photographic documentation of Women as depicted in early Sri Lankan sculpture and painting / Slide in present collection

Format

JPEG 2000

Language

eng

Type

image

Identifier

PDWESLSP.S.5.b

Coverage

ce

Citation

Sirima Kiribamune, "Tara, a replica," online in Digital Library for International Research Archive, Item #12502, http://www.dlir.org/archive/items/show/12502 (accessed February 16, 2019).

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