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Object Name: Yogini figure
Place of Origin: Central India, Madhya Pradesh or Uttar Pradesh
Date: Circa 1000 C.E.
Materials Used: Sandstone
Dimensions: H: 89.0 cm, W: 47.3 cm, D: 28.0 cm (H: 35 in, W: 18.6 in, D: 11.0 in)
Credit line and Accession Number: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lenart. X74.1433
This sculpture and sixty-three sister Yogini figures once formed a group arranged around the inside walls of a circular temple in central India. A monument to Shiva occupied the center of the circle. Yogini temples were sites for tantric worship in a cult that flourished from the ninth to eleventh centuries.