Her tall, curvaceous form is clad in little more than a set of divine adornments. Necklaces, one of them streaming between Her breasts, and kundalas (danglers) framing a wise yet youthful face; amulets, wristlets, and anklets; and an engraved girdle that holds a very short dhoti and a bunch of silken sashes in place. The majority of length of Her legs and the entirety of Her upper form are bare, a symbol of Her uninhibited ferocity and wrath over adharma. The lifelike composure of countenance adds to the ethos of this work of art. A leaf-shaped halo with a corrugated surface and a serrated silhouette, designed to conform to the angle of Her neck.
The traditional double-lotus pedestal supports the ashtabhujadharini (the one possessed of eight arms). The anterior hands wield a miniature trishoola (trident) and a skullcup, indicative of the Tantric associations of both Her husband, Shiva, and Herself. The finesse of the engravings and the dark, earthy monotone finish add to the mood of the composition.
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