A four-arm female figure with a dakini appearance and the head of a garuda. She holds a flaying knife and a skull cup in her main hands crossed over her heart, a drum in her lower left hand. The attribute in her missing left hand may have been a ritual staff.
Among the animal-faced dakinis on a mandala, Kakasya, of which we have seen several examples, has the head of a raven or a crow, Ulukasya has the head of an owl, Gridhrasya has the head of a vulture and Kangkasya that of a hawk or a kite. (Depending on textual sources the names vary: Kakamukha or Kakamukhi, Ulukamukha or Ulukhamukhi etc.).
These are Shri Devi’s main attendants and, as such, they don’t wear a crown crown. Simhavaktra holds a skull cup and a flaying knife. They may have both feet on the ground or stand on their left foot in a dancing pose.
18th century, Tibet, Vasantadevi, gilt copper with turquoise inlay and glass replacement, private collection, photo on Drouot
Vasantadevi, the goddess of spring, a Shri Devi retinue figure who rides a mule and holds a sword in her right hand and a skull cup in the other. She has a crescent moon in her flaming hair.
Dakinis with four arms are often retinue figures in a main deity mandala. The above has a flaying knife and a skull cup in her main hands, what may be a mirror or a disc in the upper right hand, the attribute from the remaining hand is missing.