Tibet, Naro Khechara (5)

17th-18th century, Tibet, Sarvabuddha dakini, gilt copper alloy, private collection, published by Lemper

17th-18th century, Tibet, Sarvabuddha dakini, copper alloy, private collection, published by Lempertz.

A Chinese-style image of the Naro Khechara form of Vajrayogini, raising a skull cup filled with menstrual blood to her mouth, the flaying knife missing from her left hand, adorned with skull crown, bone ornaments, garland of severed heads, cross belt with dangling heads and a matching belt. There are traces of gilding on her face and crown.

Undated, Tibet, same as before, at the Beijing Museum (China).

Undated (16th-17th century?), Tibet, gilt metal, at the Beijing Museum (China).

A similar work, complete with Yongle-style single lotus pedestal.

Undated, Tibet, Sarvabuddha dakini, copper alloy, at the Musée Guimet in Paris (France).

Undated (19th century?), Tibet, Sarvabuddha dakini, copper alloy, at the Musée Guimet in Paris (France).

Her attributes are missing but her youth, nakedness, loose hair and the way she stands sideways with a hand raised to her mouth indicate that this is Naro Khechara.

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