Women in Sri Lankan Sculpture and Painting

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Title

Tara, consort of Avalokiteśvara

Subject

Tara (goddess)
Stucco image--Natha Devale, Vegiriya--Kandy--Sri Lanka

Description

Today, this is the only instance of Tara worshipped as the consort of Avalokitesvara. Known as Biso bandara, her image, made of stucco, is housed together with the Bodhisattva in a single shrine. The sculptures seem to belong to the Kandyan period - 1529-1815 A.D.

Creator

Sirima Kiribamune

Source

Natha Devala at Vegiriya in the Kandy, Sri Lanka

Date

1529-1815 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.16

Coverage

ce

Citation

Sirima Kiribamune, "Tara, consort of Avalokiteśvara," online in Digital Library for International Research Archive, Item #12513, http://www.dlir.org/archive/items/show/12513 (accessed October 5, 2022).

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