Vaishravana, guardian of the north and king of the yakshas, always has his mouth shut and, like the yaksha generals, he always has a jewel-spitting mongoose under his left arm. His right hand does the teaching gesture and holds a (missing) parasol. The above is seated on a lion who turns his head towards him and he wears kingly attire, as was the custom before the Mongolian armour became the norm.
The back of the lion is covered with a fine silk textile with an embroidered border similar to the shawl on his shoulders.
Undated (circa 15th century?), Central Tibet, Vaishravana, gilt copper alloy with cold gold, pigments and stones, private collection, item 7304 on Himalayan Art Resources.
On this Densatil or Densatil-style work, the worldly protector wears a Mongolian armour and felt boots.
A different style, with a long swirling scarf, floral breast plates and a Kirtimukha medallion at the front of his coat of mail.
Late 17th century, Tibet, guardian king, bronze with traces of gilding, private collection, photo by Cambi Casa d’Aste https://www.cambiaste.com.
This is probably Virupaksha, guardian of the west and king of the nagas, who sometimes holds a long snake in both hands.
18th century, Tibet, Virupaksha, bronze with turquoise inlay, private collection, photo by Nagel https://www.auction.de.
Alternatively, he holds a stupa or a jewel in one hand and a snake (not visible here) in the other.
18th century, Tibet, Virupaksha, bronze with cold gold and pigments, private collection, photo by Nagel https://www.auction.de.
Late 17th century, Tibet, gilt bronze, Virudhaka (labelled ‘warrior’), private collection, photo by Cambi Casa d’Aste https://www.cambiaste.com/uk/auction-0179-2/a-giltbronze-warrior-sculpture-tibet-late–5.asp.
Virudhaka, guardian of the south and king of the khumbandas, is the one who holds a sword.
Whether standing or seated, Dhritarashtra, guardian of the east and king of the gandharvas, holds a lute.
Featured in the Guardian Kings section of the Himalayan Art Resources website, this male deity wears kingly attire and holds a long-life vase in both hands. The name Aparajita refers to various entities, one of them related to wealth giving.
14th century, Tibet, Densatil, unidentified, gilt metal with stone and coral inlay, private collection, photo on Himalayan Art Resources .
Next to him on the same page, we find this other wealth-related deity who looks like Yellow Jambhala but for the triratna in his left hand (instead of a jewel-spitting mongoose).
Like the yellow form of Jambhala he has a lock of hair (urna) on his forehead rather than a third eye. There is a flaming jewel in his right hand.