Tibet, A rare Sarvabuddha dakini

A rare statue of Sarvabuddhdakini, 19th century, Tibet, painted clay, at British Museum

A rare and beautiful statue  of Sarvabuddhadakini (or other dakini?) holding flaying knife and skull cup, her loin cloth decorated with lotus flowers, 19th century, Tibet, painted clay, at the British Museum (London).

Sculptures as recent as the 19th century are not normally published on this blog but this is an exceptionally fine and interesting image of this form of dakini, originally labelled Sarvabuddha dakini, now labelled (by the museum) Vajrayogini, although the animal head suggests that we may be looking at another dakini (with a lion head?).

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