The beauty of the Devi is unmistakable. Her physique is of powerful musculature, Her flowing tresses thick enough to be Her garment. The most remarkable element of Her shringar are the kundalas that dangle till Her shoulders. Her composure of countenance is one of ferocity and bloodlust, what with Her fiery brow. Note the numberless snakes that reside in Her halo.
It is Her divine husband, the Lord Shiva himself, Who lies beneath Her feet. A typical characteristic of Kali's iconography, this conveys the Hindu principle of the dominance of Shakti.