15th century, Tibet, Chakrasamvara, gilt copper alloy, private collection, photo by Bonhams.
Standing on Kalaratri and Bhairava, adorned with wrathful ornaments and a tiger skin dhoti, Chakrasamavara, with four heads, 12 arms, 2 legs, embraces Vajravarahi, who wears a bone apron and holds a skull cup and a flaying knife. His upper hands hold a (missing) elephant hide, his main hands hold a thunderbolt and a bell crossed over her back. The other left hands hold the standard ritual staff, skull cup, (missing) noose, Brahma’s four-faced head, in his remaining right hands he holds an axe, a trident, a drum, a flaying knife. His hair, dyed with lapis lazuli powder, is tied into a chignon adorned with a crescent moon and a visvajra (crossed thunderbolts), and topped with a wish-granting jewel.
The ends of their scarves and belts end with a tripartite foliate design (raining jewels). They are adorned with a long garland of freshly severed heads and a slightly shorter one made of skulls.
His hair is gathered into a chignon adorned with a crescent moon, two crossed vajras (hidden by the front panel of the skull crown), and a flaming jewel at the top.
The paws of the tiger dangle between his legs. His main hands hold a bell and a thunderbolt crossed behind her back, the other left hands hold one leg of the elephant hide, a ritual staff, a skull cup full of blood, a (missing) noose, Brahma’s head with four faces.
On the other side, an elephant leg (stretched), a drum, an axe, a trident with a flag, a vajra-handled flaying knife.