Note: Due to differences in transliteration schemes and/or the original language or languages, words may have different spellings and may not always be linked to one another; for example: yakshis are also called yaksis or yakshini or yaksini. The yakshi from the Great Stupa at Sanchi is also called the Sanchi Torso by some authors. Sanchi is also spelled Sanci in some systems.
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As per the audio information, an image of a yaksi touching a tree from the British Museum
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Using ARTstor, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston's website, and Oxford Reference Online, the following resources were identified as potentially being relevant to our topic:
Torso of a fertility goddess (yakshi), from the Great Stupa at Sanchi
Yakshi, fragment from a railing of a stupa
Image credit: Yakshi, fragment from a railing of a stupa; Indian, Shunga period, about 120 B.C.; sandstone sculpture; Denman Waldo Ross Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.