Mahamantranusardini

firegilded copper, cast in three parts.
Nepal, dated Samvat 926 (1806 AD) (not very clear inscription)
high: 14 cm.

Mahamantranusardini is one of the five Pancharaksha-goddesses. This group was (and still is) immensely popular in the Kathmandu-valley.
The attributes in her twelve hands are not exactly acording to the Sadhanamalla. A very strange and intriguing detail is the small head in top of the vase on her lap! In her lower-left hand the sword is broken.

 

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