Tibet, two similar goddesses

15th century, Tibet, Janguli, gilt copper alloy inlaid with stones, from gTsug Lakhang, published on Himalayan Art Resources.

15th century, Tibet, Janguli, gilt copper alloy inlaid with stones, from gTsug Lakhang, published on Himalayan Art Resources.

Janguli, an aspect of Tara, may have one head and two or fours hands, or, as is the case here, three heads (each with three eyes) and six hands. She holds a vajra, an arrow (missing) and a sword in her right hands, a bow, a lasso and a flower in her left hands. She normally has some snakes on her head or as jewellery or holds a snake in one her right hand. Her bodice and her lower garment, held in place with a belt, are studded with gems. She is wearing some jewellery and crowns also richly inlaid with stones.

14th century, Tibet, Densatil Monastery, gilt copper alloy inlaid with stones, published by Amy Heller.

14th century, Tibet, Densatil Monastery, gilt copper alloy inlaid with stones, photo by  Amy Heller.

This goddess, thought to be Mahamayuri, has three heads and six hands. She holds a sheaf of grain and a conch shell in her upper hands, a bow and an arrow (broken) in the middle ones and an unidentified object  in her lower left hand. She is adorned in a very similar way to the previous figure. Her celestial scarf forms an arch behind her head, the pleated ends are also studded with gems.

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