A seated Green Tara murti of substantial proportions. Queen of the Buddhist heavens, the epitome of karuna (compassion), metta (natural kindness), and shunyata (nothingness), She is a bodhisattva in the Mahayana tradition and a buddha in Vajrayana. On a petal-embossed throne, She sits, with the right foot cradled by a minuscule bloom in the foreground.
This is a signature aspect of the iconography of Green Tara. Also the long and slender torso, the supple limbs, and the fine-boned digits. A sea of sashes floats about Her, symbolic of the ethereal nature of Her being. Mythical long-stemmed blooms, entwined in the creases of Her elbows, flank Her delicate shoulders and the gorgeous neck that rests upon them.
The face of Green Tara escapes the finest description. A small, angular silhouette; classically handsome features. The traditional Buddhist five-spired crown on Her brow, and karnakundalas that graze Her clavicles. Set off by the gaze of omniscience that pierces through the matrix of drshyam.
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