10 x 10cm
Tibet, Nepal or India
19th century or earlier
Found in a well; lightly corroded
In the Shri Vidya school of Hindu tantra, the Sri Yantra (“sacred instrument”, also Sri Chakra) is a diagram formed by nine interlocking triangles that surround and radiate out from the central (bindu) point. It represents the goddess in her form of Shri Lalita, “the beauty of the three worlds (earth,atmosphere and sky(heaven)”(Bhoo, Bhuva and Swa)
The Shri Yantra is also known as the nav chakra because it can also be seen as having nine levels.
Good condition, somehow rusty – probably it was found in a well or river