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Lot 69: A YOGINI
19 November 2016
Vienna, Vienna, AustriaLive Auction
Fire-gilded bronze. Nepal-Tibet, approx. 18th to 19th cent.
Obviously influenced by the Hindu goddess Kali, this miniature depiction of a nude Yogini shows her in ferocious Krodha aspect, on the big head is a skull crown, further jewelry necklaces and for Kali typical droopy breasts. The Yogini is in striding movement, holds a bowl high, the other hand shows the gesture for demon protection. On a black, wooden base.
HEIGHT (WITHOUT BASE) 7 CM
From a Japanese collection