The female as cult object in Buddhism

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Title

Silver statue is of Tara

Subject

Tara (goddess)
Silver alloys--National Museum (Colombo, Sri Lanka)

Description

Originally from the Gangaramaya temple in Kurunegala, Sri Lanka, this seated silver statue of Tara. She sits in meditation, a rare pose for Tara images. Except for certain head ornaments and an empty socket in her hair arrangement which could have contained a Buddha statue, she wears no other adornments. Art historians have ascribed the image to about the 8th century A.D. on stylistic grounds. This statue is found in the National Museum, Colombo.

Creator

Sirima Kiribamune

Source

Colombo National Museum, Sri Lanka

Date

ca. 8th century
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.6

Coverage

ce

Citation

Sirima Kiribamune, "Silver statue is of Tara," online in Digital Library for International Research Archive, Item #12503, http://www.dlir.org/archive/items/show/12503 (accessed January 23, 2022).

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