Tibet, Krodha Vighnantaka

Early (Indian) representations of this wrathful deity show him as an attendant (accompanying a standing bodhisattva) with one face and two or four arms, 3 eyes and bared fangs, a tiger skin loin cloth, adorned with snakes and jewellery, his right hand holding a vajra, his left hand in a wrathful gesture over his heart and holding a lasso.

12th century, Tibet, Khroda Vighnantaka, copper alloy with silver inlaid eyes and teeth, copper inlaid eyebrows, lips, tiger skin and crown band. Published by Sotheby's

12th century, Tibet, Krodha Vighnantaka, copper alloy with silver inlaid eyes and teeth, copper inlaid eyebrows, lips, tiger skin and crown band. Published by Sotheby’s.

This figure has three heads and six arms, he is carrying two lotus buds and a lasso in his left hands, a vajra-handled broken instrument, a (missing) vajra and a sword in his right hands. He is adorned with a crown skull, some snakes, large round earrings and a tiger skin loin cloth. He stands on a single-lotus base with petals going upwards and thick beading at the top.

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