DateEarly 20th century
MediumInk and pigment on paper
DimensionsSheet : 11 3/4 x 8 1/2 in. (29.85 x 21.59 cm)
Credit LinePurchased with funds donated by Ronald (1962) and Gerri Vander Molen
LabelSimhavaktra is considered by some to be the queen of the dakini. She has the head of a white snow lion and the body of a human woman. As here, she is typically portrayed in a dancing pose holding a ritual flaying knife, a skull cup filled with blood, and a skull-tipped tantric staff. She wears a five-skull crown and bone jewelry together with an elephant-skin cloak and a tiger-skin skirt.