Between the seventh and twelfth centuries, the term yogini referred to both fierce flying goddesses and the mortal women who became those deities. This voluptuous yogini is a four-armed goddess. Sitting on an owl and brandishing a sword, she inserts two fingers into the corners of her open mouth, bares her teeth, and emits a piercing whistle. She may have been one of those yoginis whose name roughly translates as “she who makes a loud nose.”

See more in Yoga: The Art of Transformation, on view now. You can even check it out for just $10 on Thursday nights from 5-9 pm. 

  1. Camera: iPhone 5s
  2. Aperture: f/2.2
  3. Exposure: 1/20th
  4. Focal Length: 4mm
  1. sweetbeautifulboy reblogged this from asianartmuseum
  2. latticelight reblogged this from asianartmuseum
  3. paleandindianblog reblogged this from asianartmuseum
  4. godssepoy reblogged this from asianartmuseum
  5. experienced12 reblogged this from asianartmuseum
  6. rivermumma reblogged this from liveswithcrows
  7. snake-eyes289 reblogged this from tvbimbo
  8. tvbimbo reblogged this from nospheratusblack666
  9. liveswithcrows reblogged this from my-nothing-face
  10. my-nothing-face reblogged this from balsiek
  11. kittysmith28 reblogged this from nospheratusblack666
  12. magickkitchen reblogged this from nospheratusblack666
  13. nospheratusblack666 reblogged this from balsiek
  14. balsiek reblogged this from psicotropolis
  15. nliwyatan reblogged this from krodhavighnantaka
  16. iamsancho reblogged this from theory-0f-everything
  17. theory-0f-everything reblogged this from sidegard-n-sorortiamatseratomi
  18. ms-witchywebweaver reblogged this from mysticallion
  19. sidegard-n-sorortiamatseratomi reblogged this from mysticallion
  20. mysticallion reblogged this from yoga9vipassana
  21. wherethewildthingsbreathe reblogged this from untitled-existence
  22. untitled-existence reblogged this from giving-up-the-ghost