The female as cult object in Buddhism

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Title

Bronze image of Tara

Subject

Tara (goddess)
Bronze figurines--Archaeological Museum, Anuradhapura--Sri Lanka
Miniature art

Description

Housed in the Archaeological Museum, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, is this miniature bronze of Tara seated in a partly cross-legged posture known as ‘ardhaparyanka’. Her right hand is broken and so is the flower which seems to have rested against her, of which only the stalk remains. The statue is dated to about the 9th century A.D. on stylistic grounds.

Creator

Sirima Kiribamune

Source

Anuradhapura Archeological Museum, Sri Lanka

Date

ca. 9th 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.8

Coverage

ce

Citation

Sirima Kiribamune, "Bronze image of Tara," online in Digital Library for International Research Archive, Item #12505, http://www.dlir.org/archive/items/show/12505 (accessed August 15, 2022).

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