Nepalese Copper Plated Bronze Statue
Origin: Nepal. Circa: 19th-early 20th century
15.5 in.(39cm), W 9 in.(23cm), D 5 in.(12.5cm)
Condition: very good!
naked and sensual Dancing Dakini represents the primordial consciousness in pulsations;
a cosmic force of pure joy stripped of obscuration and defilement. As represented
in this Nepalese bronze. The Dancing Dakini is life-like and radiating in rapturous
bliss, her face is divine in features and serene in expression, body well proportioned
and vigorous in movements. As her upper torso is swaying in an arc, she is dancing
with a bell in her rised right arm, with left arm extended to counter her right
foot in mid air, striking a perfect balance with her bended left knee, which resulted
in a sinuous and graceful dance rhythm. As depicted here, due to excessive cleaning
on her left thigh, the beautifully aged copper plated bronze patina was somewhat
compromised. Nonetheless, the eloquence of the Divine Feminine remains undaunted
in this spirited statue.