Buddhist Goddess Identification

Rosati dante at POP.INTERPORT.NET
Mon May 8 03:58:42 UTC 2000

Iconographically, it appears to be Taaraa. It is possible that this is what
the first two letters on the right say, but I don't know what the following
"vii" or "kii" would mean.

Where did the photo come from? Does it say where the statue itself is from?


----- Original Message -----
From: Ven. Tantra <troyoga at YAHOO.COM>
Sent: Sunday, May 07, 2000 8:18 PM
Subject: Buddhist Goddess Identification

> Could any of the list members kindly help me out to
> precisely identify the apparent Mahayanic Buddhist
> Goddess sculpture, and to transcribe and translate its
> very short stone-hewn Sanskrit inscription? I intend
> to use the photo in an upcoming publication. Up to now
> no one has been able to make heads or tails of the
> inscription. I have uploaded the photographic
> reproduction (JEPG format) for easy access.
> http://briefcase.yahoo.com/troyoga
> Best regards
> Ven. Tantra
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