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Yakshi figures

Yakshi figures

Author: Erin Aldana
This lesson will explore the role of yakshi figures in Indian art.
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Notes on "Yakshi Figures"

Key Terms


A benevolent protective nature spirit, usually depicted as a voluptuous female in ancient Indian art.


A moral order that keeps the universe from falling into chaos; an essential individual characteristic or virtue in Hinduism and Buddhism.

Image Credits

Venus of Willendorf, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:VenusOfWillendorf02_NaturhistorischesMuseum_Nov14-10.jpg , Yakshi Holding a Fly Whisk, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Yakshini.jpg ,Yakshi from Great Stupa at Sanchi, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nymph_of_Sanchi.JPG,  Sunga Yakshi, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:SungaYaksa.JPG, Yaksha from Great Stupa at Sanchi, Creative Commons,http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sanchi_stupa,_gate_detail.jpg