This is a rare form – among sculptures – of the wrathful protector Mahakala which is identified through the snake or naga hood above his head. He wears a skull crown and a garland of freshly severed heads, some earrings, a necklace, a long cloak and boots. His flat scarf is flowing upwards to form an arch, a feature typical of 15th century Tibetan sculptures. He has a precious jewel in his right hand and a pot in the other. One leg is bent, the other is stretched, each feet over a corpse.