A silver figure of Simhamukha
Mongolia, 19th century
Inset with turquoise and coral, with traces of pigment; dancing on a prone human figure in triangular sea of blood set on a lotus base, the lion-headed deity is cast in a dancing pose and is richly adorned with a garland of severed heads, cakra pectoral, and jewelry inset turquoise and coral. Her wild flaming hair is inhabited by snakes and bound by a skull crown.
17 in. (43.2 cm.)
Southeast Asian, Indian and Himalayan Art
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