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Bone Ornament
Tibet 18th Century

A segment of a larger piece and she is clearly one of the attendants of the main deity, possibly Cakrasamvara her association with Cakrasamvara is strengthened by some of the attributes she holds, such as the double headed drum (damaru) and the staff (danda). Both these attributes are associated with Shiva and when Cakrasamvara displayed his mastery over Shiva he “collected” all of Shiva’s subsidiary deities.

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