The statue is about three quarter life size and it has been gilded to create the luxurious, golden appearance. The goddess’s hour-glass upper body is naked with a lower garment tied to the hips with an almost ankle length hemline. Tara’s right hand is shown in the gesture of giving while her left hand is thought to have held a lotus flower, now lost. The figure wears a high crown dominated by a medallion. The hole in the crown is supposed to have held a large precious stone.
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