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A blackstone stele of Avalokitshvara Bihar, Pala period, late 10th century

A blackstone stele of Avalokitshvara Bihar, Pala period, late century

Goddess Tara, late 9th century, India: Bihar, schist.  The Buddhist deity Tara is the goddess of compassion and action, who aids devotees in overcoming personal difficulties. The inscription inside her halo is the Buddhist creed, which reads "[Buddha] has revealed the cause of those phenomena which spring from a cause and also [the means of] their cessation. So says the Great Monk." Tara, holding a lotus, is considered the female aspect of the Universe, and in some aspects as a Mother…

Goddess Tara, late 9th century, India: Bihar, schist. The Buddhist deity Tara is the goddess of compassion and action, who aids devotees in overcoming personal difficulties. The inscription inside her halo is the Buddhist creed, which reads "[Buddha] has revealed the cause of those phenomena which spring from a cause and also [the means of] their cessation. So says the Great Monk." Tara, holding a lotus, is considered the female aspect of the Universe, and in some aspects as a Mother…

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A black stone relief of Ganesha  Northeastern India, Pala period, 10th century  18¾ in. (47.6 cm.) high

A black stone relief of Ganesha Northeastern India, Pala period, century in.

Seated Tara, 9th century. Black schist, 30 1/4 x 15 3/4 x 7 3/4 in., 181 lb. (76.8 x 40 x 19.7 cm, 82.1kg). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by Dr. Bertram H. Schaffner, 1995.136. Creative Commons-BY

Seated Tara, 9th century. Black schist, 30 1/4 x 15 3/4 x 7 3/4 in., 181 lb. (76.8 x 40 x 19.7 cm, 82.1kg). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by Dr. Bertram H. Schaffner, 1995.136. Creative Commons-BY

Asia Week New York 2015 Stele of Vishnu  India Pala period Grey schist Height: 94 cm

Asia Week New York 2015 Stele of Vishnu India Pala period Grey schist Height: 94 cm

Buddha_Akshobya_stele,_India,_possibly_Bihar,_9th_century_AD,_stone_-_Fitchburg_Art_Museum_

Buddha_Akshobya_stele,_India,_possibly_Bihar,_9th_century_AD,_stone_-_Fitchburg_Art_Museum_

A sandstone Tara stele from Nalanda from the 10th century, at the Indian Museum, Calcutta

A sandstone Tara stele from Nalanda from the century, at the Indian Museum, Calcutta

Bodhisattvadevi (female bodhisattva) Prajnaparamita  Buddhist goddess of transcendental wisdom, 13th century, East Java

Bodhisattvadevi (female bodhisattva) Prajnaparamita Buddhist goddess of transcendental wisdom, century, East Java

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