There is little to equal the radiant Devi Tara. Her beauty is ethereal; Her wisdom, all-encompassing. Queen of Mount Potala and fairer than the paralokiya lotuses and the moons thereof, She is revered by Buddhists as the quintessential Mother. The mask of Tara that you see on this page captures the grace of Her mukhamadala (countenance) to perfection.
In fact it is as if She is caught in the midst of profound samadhi (yogic contemplation). As the rare female Bodhisattva, She is depicted wearing a five-spired crown on Her head and a necklace of divinely glittering jewels about Her neck. Also, in keeping with the traditional iconography of Buddhsit deities, from Her karna (ears) cascade kundalas (danglers) so substantial that they graze the undulation of Her clavicles. This is a sign of wisdom; nay, omniscience. In the mask composition that you see on this page, these aspects of the Devi have been executed with perfect symmetry and unflinching attention to detail.
Such a work of art would be a valuable addition to the home of the truly devoted. You may consecrate it and hang it up on the wall at your altar or, given how fine a sculpture this is, use it as a visualisation aid to enrich your personal sadhana. A repository of otherworldly significance, even a lover of eastern art and aesthetics would benefit from this handpicked piece of home decor.
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