Inventory no.: 1258

Copper Bhuvaneshvari Yantra


Copper Yantra of the Goddess Bhuvaneshvari

North India

17th-18th century

size: 13.3cm x 12.8cm, weight: 187g

Yantras are metal plaques used to invoke the presence of deities, usually goddesses. This example, which is slightly domed, is embossed with numerous bija mantras in Devanagari script around a central star (essentially two overlapping triangles; triangles being symbolic of feminine power) which is surrounded by concentric circles and louts petal borders. The outer-most border comprises an unusual but pleasing leafy construct.

Yantas of this form typically are used for invoking the goddess Bhuvaneshvari.

This example is very clear age with age-related wear and a dark brown colour.


UK art market

Inventory no.: 1258