Tibet, Vajrayogini – Naro Khechara (3)

17th century, Tibet, Sarvabuddha dakini, gilt copper alloy, silver, stone inlay, photo by Christie's.

17th century, Tibet, Sarvabuddha dakini, gilt copper alloy, silver, stone inlay, photo by Christie’s.

17th-18th c., Tibet, Sarvabuddha dakini, bronze and cold gold, photo by Christie's.

17th-18th c., Tibet, Sarvabuddha dakini, bronze and cold gold, photo by Christie’s.

Although the base and halo, the skull cup and the flaying knife are missing, this form of Vajrayogini is identified through the fact that she is a young woman, naked, her hair loose, standing on both legs (one slightly bent, the other stretched out), treading on two victims, as we can see below.

18th c., Tibet, bronze, gilt metal. cold gold, at the Rubin Museum of Art,

18th c., Tibet, bronze, gilt metal. cold gold, at the Rubin Museum of Art.

18th century, Tibet, Sarvabuddha Dakini, gilt bronze with cold gold and pigments, photo by Christie's.

18th century, Tibet, Sarvabuddha dakini, cold gilt bronze and pigments, photo by Christie’s.

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