Tibet, Mahakala Shadbhuja

Mahakala Shadbhuja (6  arms) is normally depicted with one face (three eyes), often alone, sometimes with a consort. He stands on Ganapati, wears a tiger skin loin cloth and the wrathful ornaments (snake jewellery, skull crown, garland of severed heads) and holds a skull cup and chopper, a rosary and a trident, some drums and a lasso.

16th century, Tibet, Mahakala Shadbhuja, gilt copper alloy and pigment, at the gTsug Lakhang, published by Ulrich von Schroeder.

16th century, Tibet, Mahakala Shadbhuja, gilt copper alloy and pigment, at the gTsug Lakhang, published by Ulrich von Schroeder.

same as before, at the Norton Simon Museum.

15th century, Tibet, copper alloy with cold gold and pigment, at the Norton Simon Museum.

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