Tibet, Vajravarahi

12th century circa, Tibet, Vajravarahi dakini, copper alloy with pigments and stones, private collection, photo by Sotheby’s

12th century, Tibet, Vajravarahi dakini, copper with copper overlay and traces of gilding, 6 cm, at Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Although minute, very worn and damaged, this dakini can easily be identified as Vajravarahi thanks  to the boar head sticking out of her own,  the skullcap  and chopper in her hands and the string of chopped heads around her body.

13th century, Tibet, Vajravarahi dakini, bronze, 22 cm, private collection, photo by Christie’s.

13th century, Western Tibet, Vajravarahi dakini, bronze and pigments, 12,75 cm, private collection, published by Arnold Lieberman.

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