Virupa is seated in a relaxed manner, his right hand raised ‘to stop the course of the sun’, the other holding a skull cup before his heart. His celestials scarf and the meditation belt holding his right knee are decorated with a stippled lotus pattern.
15th century, Tibet, Avadhutipa, metal (copper alloy) with painted face and hair, private collection, photo on HAR
This non-buddhist Indian king converted by Damarupa is always part of a set with other characters and deities. He often leans on his left arm while making a symbolic gesture with his right hand. The above leans on his right arm and makes the gesture of debate with the other (unless the photo is the wrong way round, which sometimes happens). He wears a floral tiara, bone jewellery, and a bone cross-belt. Note the way his right leg is placed on the left thigh, in the Nepalese fashion, but instead of being tucked under the right knee, his right foot is at a right angle on the lotus base. His left hand makes the fear-allaying gesture.
Undated, Tibet?, unidentified Indian adept, (gilt metal with stone and pearl inlay, private collection, photo on HAR
This character seated on an antelope skin and holding a skull cup before him appears to have clutched another attribute, now lost, in his right hand (or it may have been a small dog, which would identify him as Kukkuripa).