Tara is the central female deity worshiped in Tibet. She has the rank of Boddhisattva and blesses and saves those who pray to her. Tara, her Sanskrit name, comes from the root word "Tar," to cross. Tara helps one to cross the Ocean of Existance. Tara is seated on a lotus throne, her right leg and foot resting on a lotus flower. Two lotus flowers are on her shoulders. Her left and right hand are in the form of a mudra (symbolic hand gesture). The left represents augmentation, the right, charity and compassion.
1" H x 7/8" W