16th century, Tibet, Mahakala, Chaturmukha, gilt copper alloy and pigment, private collection.
This Chinese-style sculpture represents Mahakala with four faces (chaturmukha) and four arms. The inner ones hold a skull cup and chopper, the outer ones hold a sword and a spear. He is standing over a corpse and holding a pot over one of his right arms. He is adorned with a skull crown, a garland of freshly severed heads, snake jewellery and beaded jewellery with a foliate design, and has a tiger skin loin cloth.
18th century, Tibet, gilt copper alloy with pigment and inlaid with stones (now missing), private collection.