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Yogini
Acc.No. M.13/20
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

The animal face of the Yogini has a serence and meditative expression. She is adorned with a necklace, girdle heavy anklets and bangles.

History of the Object
This Yogini sculpture belongs to a site named Lokhari, a village in the Banda district in the Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh. Esoteric form of worship was prevalent in that region since the 10th century C.E. Yogini Vrishanana (buffalo headed goddess) sits against an un-ornamented stele in Lalitasana with a club in her left hand and a bilva fruit in her right hand. Her vahana or vehicle is a swan that pecks on the fruit in her right hand. The animal face of the Yogini has a serence and meditative expression. She is adorned with a necklace, girdle heavy anklets and bangles.

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Type
Sculpture 
Materials
Sandstone 
Measurements
132 x 77 x 27 cm 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
District -Banda, Uttar Pradesh 
Geography
India 
Time period
AD 10th century ~ AD 10th century 
Creation date
10th Century CE 
Function
Hinduism Ritual  
Acquisition
Donated by Mrs. Martina Shrimpe a French National, at the Embassy of India, Paris  
Copyright
National Museum,New Delhi  
Acknowledgements
National Museum,New Delhi  
Owner
National Museum,New Delhi 
Museum
National Museum-New Delhi 
Credit line
National Museum,New Delhi  

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