The ‘mad man of Tsang’ is seated on an animal skin and a human hide over a double-lotus base, his legs loosely gathered before him. He holds a flaming jewel in his right hand and a vajra in the other. He has a tall plaited chignon (jatamukata), frowning eyebrows, a small moustache, and wears plain jewellery and a Chinese-style cross belt (which, along with the style of the lotus base, helps date the piece).
The Tibetan teacher holds a skull cup in his left hand and a ritual staff (khatvanga) is leaning against his arm. He wears beaded jewellery, a goatee, and a meditation belt.
Still holding a vajra in his right hand, he has a skull cup in his left hand topped with what may be a flaming jewel. There is a large flower at the centre of his cross belt. His eyes are inlaid with silver. He has a small moustache and goatee and a raised urna on his forehead.
16th century, Tibet, Tsang Nyon Heruka, gilt copper alloy with pigment and stone inlay, private collection, published on Himalayan Art Resources.
On this Nepalese-style sculpture, Tsangnyon (or Tsang Nyon) Heruka has a pointed flaming halo attached to the top of his back.
He sits on a tiger or leopard skin over a very ornate double-lotus base with an inscripton on the front and is adorned with stone-inlaid jewellery, a sash and a cross belt. He has thin frowning eyebrows and a thin moustache. There is a skull cup with a set of three flaming jewels (triratna) in his left hand and a vajra in the other.