The female as cult object in Buddhism

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Title

Silver alloy statue of Tara

Subject

Tara (goddess)
Silver alloys--Archaeological Museum, Anuradhapura--Sri Lanka
Miniature art

Description

This miniature silver alloy image of Tara in the Anuradhapura Archaeological Museum has been identified as ‘Janguli Tara’, the goddess who protects people from calamities such as snake-bite. She carries a cobra in her hand and has four seated Buddhas carved round her head-dress. It was discovered near Mannar, Sri Lanka. It may be ascribed to the 8th to the 10th century period, the heyday of Mahayana Buddhism in Sri Lanka according to historians.

Creator

Sirima Kiribamune

Source

Anuradhapura 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.7

Coverage

ce

Citation

Sirima Kiribamune, "Silver alloy statue of Tara," online in Digital Library for International Research Archive, Item #12504, http://www.dlir.org/archive/items/show/12504 (accessed January 23, 2022).

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