Gilt bronze Buddhist triad representing Machig Labdron, Sadaksari-Lokesvara and Vajrayogini
13th century, Tibet
Height: 11 cm, 4.3 inches
Sadaksari-Lokesvara is the central prominent figure of this gilt bronze triad, also known as Kharchheri, he is the ‘Lord of the Six Syllables’. To his right is the figure of Machig Labdron, a Dakini which appeared in the 11th or 12th century. She is shown dancing naked. To his left is Vajrayogini, this Dakini is naked dancing on one leg.