Small image of Durga killing the Buffalo-Demon Mahisha (Durgā Mahiṣāsuramardini). The ten-armed goddess rides proudly on her lion and tranfixes Mahisha with ther trident as he emerges from the decapitated buffalo carcass. Made of gilded silver and brass

“Of all the Goddess’s manifestations, Kali is surely the most terrifying. Her black body is adorned with a garland of skulls and a girdle of severed arms. Her earrings are the corpses of children and her bracelets are serpents. She has blood smeared on her lips. Her favorite haunts are battlefields, where she becomes drunk on the hot blood of her victims.” -Beauty, Power & Grace: The Book of Hindu Goddesses