Description This grand figure resembles those at a temple consisting of a circular enclosure built to contain no fewer than 81 images of female deities around its circumference. These deities, known as "yogini," were thought to bestow worldly success and magical powers.
- Desire and Devotion: Art from India, Nepal, and Tibet in the John and Berthe Ford Collection. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara; Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham. 2001-2003.
Provenance Doris Wiener, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; John and Berthe Ford, Baltimore, [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 2003, by gift.
Credit Gift of John and Berthe Ford, 2003
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