Exhibitionist Sculptures from South India
This 'Yonitrantric' figure of Kali in menstrual flux is like a handsome,
well-carved sheela-na-gig. cf Ballinderry
Similar wooden figures of the 17th and 18th century depict goddesses giving birth.
This intentionally-headless terra-cotta figure from Uttar Pradesh,
on the other hand, is one of several which date from around the 2nd
century BCE, and which (like Romanesque female exhibitionists) were
influenced by Gorgon-headed Baubo figurines in the same material
from Greece and Asia Minor.
The headlessness of the figure indicates that it is not a goddess, but a "shameless" aid to fertility.
See Ajit Mookerjee: KALI - The Feminine Force
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