c. 100 BC
Overall: 18 cm (7 1/16 in.)
Gift of Adrienne Minassian by exchange 1972.259
Nature divinities, or yakshis, are associated with the life-giving forces of plants, so her headdress includes a dramatic array of leaves and flowers. Her companion, a female figure with male genitalia, is a dwarf who has connections with the fecundity of the earth. Terracotta figurines were often venerated in domestic shrines for the ongoing prosperity of the family.
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