Mahakali is a ferocious (ugra) goddess associated with universal power, time, life, death, rebirth and liberation. She is the consort of Bhairava , the fierce and powerful form of Shiva. She is the powerful goddess who killed Raktabija demon to save the Gods.
This image depicts four armed Goddess Mahakali seated on a lotus seat in Lalitasana. She is holding damaru (drum), trishula (trident), pasha (noose) and Kapala (human skull bowl) in her four hands.
She is adorned with necklaces, armlets, bracelets, kamarbandh (waist ornament) and anklets. Probably following the characteristics of Shiva images she is wearing earrings of two different designs in her ears.
She looks fierce with her bulging eyes and two fangs jutting out of the corners of her mouth. Flames emanating from her head form a halo.
Lost wax technique
14th-15th century CE