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Tracing the Reception
and Adaptation of Foreign
esthetic elements in Tibetan sculpture
Fig. 8: Tara
Pala period, ca. 1050 - 1100 A
h 10.3 cm.
Private collection, photograph courtesy John Eskenazi Ltd.
The inscription reads, “ pur pa 'de sa ho'i ” , Tibetan transliteration of sorts for pūrvadeśa, “(belonging to) the eastern country”, ie. Eastern India, probably Bengal, where the sculpture may have been made ca. late 11th.