Tibet, Dakini with mongoose

13th century, Tibet, dakini, gilt copper alloy, 19 cm, 3 eyes, holds a sword and a mongoose, photo by Christie’s

This unidentified figure has three eyes and bared fangs biting her lower lip, she is adorned with a skull tiara and bone jewellery, there is a knife in her right hand and a mongoose in the other. She wears an animal skin (leopard or tiger) around her waist.

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