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White Tara

White Tara is one of a group of bodhisattvas or Buddhas who reflect or contain certain aspects of Buddhist virtue. White Tara embodies compassion, long life, healing, and serenity. Through contemplation of the image, a believer develops the qualities or virtues expressed by the figure.

Tibet
White Tara
19th century
Thangka; ink and color on cotton
31 3/8 x 22 7/8 in. (79.69 x 58.10 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 63.37