Tara, goddess of compassion
TARA, GODDESS OF COMPASSION and an incarnation of Avalokitesvara, the Bodhisattva of Mercy.

The figure is seated in a graceful attitude in the Sukhasana pose, with one leg folded and the other pendant, a pose of ease and comfort. She holds a lotus and her right hand is in the 'Varada Mudra' a gesture meaning that "your wish is granted."; Nepalese (or Tibetan, maybe Indian); bronze with turquoise and coral embellishments; 19th C or earlier; H - 16"