Nepal, Khasa Malla (7)

14th century, Nepal, Khasa Malla Kingdom, dakini Nairatma, gilt copper, published by Ian Alsop.

14th century, Nepal, Khasa Malla Kingdom, dakini Nairatmya, gilt copper, published by Ian Alsop.

The dakini is standing on a victim, she holds a sword and a ritual staff. Her crown is made of skulls and she wears a garland of severed heads. The flaming mandorla behind her is slightly pointed at the top, the inner edge is decorated with geometrical incisions. A half thunderbolt or vajra sticks out of her chignon. The double lotus base with very round petals bears an inscription at the front, as is often the case with Khasa Malla sculptures.

13th-14th century, Nepal, Khasa Malla Kingdom, Hevajra and consort, published by Ian Alsop.

13th-14th century, Nepal, Khasa Malla Kingdom, tantric god Hevajra and his consort, gilt copper alloy, published by Ian Alsop.

The two figures stand on a lotus base very similar to the previous one. The mandorla behind them is made of serrated flames enhanced with a row of sculpted curly ones and a row of beading.

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