India, Tamil Nadu, Kanchipuram, ca. 900-975; Metagabbro, H x W x D: 116 x 76 x 43.2 cm
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
When properly placated, fierce Yogini goddesses bestowed worldly powers on tantric yogis and royal devotees. This is one of three life-size yoginis, from a temple that was destroyed at an unknown point in the past, that are reunited in a dramatic installation in the exhibition.
Image and caption courtesy of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery