Vajrayogini statue

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Painting & gilding of a Vajrayogini statue

This gorgeous and powerful bronze statue of Vajrayogini needed to be painted and gilded. The pictures give a good example of how a painted facial expression on a statue can give it so much more charisma.


Vajrayogini is a beautiful, standing figure with a wrathful tantric expression on her face, and the crown in her hair is decorated with skulls. She has a third eye and fangs and holds in her hand a skull cup with blood from which she drinks.


Carmen Mensink was commissioned to paint this vibrant statue, and she also painted the Vajrayogini thangka that you see behind the statue.

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