The female as cult object in Buddhism

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Title

Tara as consort of Avalokiteśvara

Subject

Tara (goddess)
Avalokiteśvara (Buddhist deity)--Sri Lanka
Stone carving--Buduruvagala Buddhist temple--Sri Lanka

Description

This group of colossal Mahayana stone reliefs is seen at Buduruvagala, Sri Lanka. Standing on his left, Tara is shown as the female companion of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara. The simple drapery, the lack of ornamentation and the piled up hair are among the more common characteristics of Tara images noticed at Buduruvagala, Sri Lanka too. The goddess carries a vessel in her left hand. It is dated approximately to the period between the 7th and 10th centuries on stylistic grounds.

Creator

Sirima Kiribamune

Source

Buduruvagala in the Moneragala district, Sri Lanka

Date

ca. 7th-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.11

Coverage

ce

Citation

Sirima Kiribamune, "Tara as consort of Avalokiteśvara," online in Digital Library for International Research Archive, Item #12508, http://www.dlir.org/archive/items/show/12508 (accessed January 23, 2022).

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