Finely Carved Wood Figure the Nepalese Goddess Cunda Devi 18th Century
|Size||14cm x 13cm and 5cm thick|
This finely carved figure of the four-armed Nepalese Goddess possibly a form of Cunda Devi who is a form of Vairocana. Dating form the 18th Century. She is here in her wrathful form dancing on a corpse representing selfish ignorance and she holds a strangely non-Buddhist array of items. In her top hands, she holds an elephant goad and a circlet (a symbol of Vishnu) and her lower hands hold a lotus and an unidentifiable item. She has a necklace of skulls and is surrounded by cosmic flames showing that she exists beyond the end of time, symbolised here by the flames
It is obviously a part of a larger architectural carving.
On the back, there is an old label that reads ” The University of Texas Exhibition Program”
The Todd Barlin Collection of Asian Buddhist Art
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