This work is very similar in style to a sculpture of Naropa published in a previous post.
Tilopa is identified through the fish he holds in his left hand. The right hand does the vitarka mudra (debate, teaching). He is seated on an antelope skin over a double-lotus base with large petals. He wears a short dhoti, some jewellery and a Chinese-style cross-belt with a flower. There is a large container with a lid to his left.
Seated on a single-lotus base with broad petals, dressed in a short dhoti incised with a floral motif, adorned with a five-skull crown, a cross-belt and bone jewellery, tilopa holds a skull cup in his left hand
and a fish in his raised (right) hand. An inscription on the lotus base confirms that this is Tilopa.
Seated on a deer skin over a 16th century-style double-lotus base with broad petals, the mahasiddha holds a fish in his right hand and does the teaching/debate gesture with the left one. He wears a short dhoti, a cross-belt, bone ornaments, a five-skull crowns held with ribbons, floral earrings. His face is painted with cold gold and pigments. He has a very thin moustache and goatee, frowning eyebrows and a wide gaze. An anti-clockwise spiral has been incised to mark the navel.
This minute (5 cm) Indian-style figure was probably designed for a portable shrine or as an amulet. Tilopa wears a long dhoti, large floral earrings and some silver-inlaid jewellery. There is a fish in his right hand and a small double-drum (damaru) in the other.