Uchikake. Circa Meiji Period. Museum of Fine Art, Boston
Bhadrakali, Destroyer of the Universe 1660-1670
"This powerful esoteric Tantric image represents one of the most terrifying iconic forms of Devi (the Goddess), imbued with the destructive ferocity of her darker side. Standing on a corpse, Bhadrakali (‘Auspicious Kali’) consumes dead bodies while holding a massive sword, the severed heads of the creator god Brahma, and the limp corpses of Shiva and Vishnu."