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Tara, Buddhist Saviour Goddess, 16th century

Unknown (Nepalese, Kathmandu Valley - 16th century)

wood with polychrome
53.3 cm high
Gift of Max Tanenbaum, Toronto, 1978
National Gallery of Canada (no. 23266)

Tara, "she who helps cross the ocean of life", is a female form of the enlightenment and the buddhist goddess of compassion.

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