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26. Singhini
Nepal; Newar
18th c.
wood
11 inches tall
Singhini
Detail:view from the back
This is not a mask in the sense of one that is worn for performance, but was apparently an architectural figure. The likely identification is Singhini, the lion-faced dakini. Next to her would have been hung a likeness of Baghini, the tiger-faced dakini.
Detail: view from the right
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