Bust of Tara
Title Bust of Tara
Accession Number 9508/A24229
Museum Name Indian Museum, Kolkata
Gallery Name N.A.
Object Type Sculpture
Main Material Sand Stone
Country India
Provenance Sarnath, U.P.
Origin Place Sarnath, U.P.
Period / Year of Work Ca 5th century CE
Dimensions 32x20x15.5cm.
Brief Description The bust of a female figure, identified as Buddhist goddess Tara is marked with the characteristic features of the Gupta school of Sarnath. It is bedecked with armlets, necklace, beaded chain and earrings. The hair is arranged in a bun clasped by a beaded band. A stringed beaded tiara is around the hair.