This masterpiece depicts the ‘Mad man of Tsang’ with his usual mahasiddha appearance, seated in the vajra position on a tiger skin over a double-lotus base, with a skull cup in his left hand and a vajra in the right hand (in tarjani mudra). He is adorned with silver jewellery, including large spiral-shaped earrings, a necklace and a Chinese-style cross-belt.
He has silver-inlaid eyes, eyebrows, moustache and beard. His hair is dyed with lapis lazuli powder and fastened with a headband painted with red pigment. (The colours may have been added at a later date).
Here, he is seated with his feet in a slightly different position, holding the same attributes and wearing a richly incised robe.
This more youthful portrait depicts the Tibetan teacher seated on a tiger skin over an unusual lotus base with both rows of petals going downwards. His legs are loosely folded. He is adorned with bone ornaments including a cross-belt with a large flower at the centre.
On this remarkable sculpture, he is seated on an antelope skin over a single-lotus base, his raised knee held with a meditation belt, a vase of longevity in his left hand, an upright vajra in the other. He is adorned with jewellery, including a singular necklace inlaid with coral (the other stones are missing).
His youthful and moon-like face has been painted with cold gold and pigments, his chignon dyed with lapis lazuli powder and topped with the head of a dyani buddha.