This over 300-year-old embroidered thangka depicts the protective Tibetan deity, Green Tara, one who personifies transcendent wisdom and is often thought of as the universal mother figure to Buddha.
The role of Tara is to guide and save individuals, especially monks and travellers from the perils of travel, both physically and spiritually. She is renowned as the protector of the Eight Great
Perils. The perils represent actual physical dangers faced by monks and pilgrims in the Himalayas and are symbols of impediments to the attainment of selfhood
Sir D. J. Tata Collection
Embroidery on Cloth
17th century CE
81.0(H) x 51.0(W) cm