Mahakala, with one head, three eyes, six hands (shadbhuja) stands on elephant-headed Ganapati, clad in a tiger skin dhoti and wearing snake ornaments, earrings, a garland of severed heads, a skull crown, his flaming hair rising in a mitre-like shape above his head. He holds a skull cup and a flaying knife with his main hands, his other two right hands hold a rosary with large beads and a lasso, the remaining left hands hold a (broken) trident or staff and a missing object, probably a drum.
The choice of ivory is not casual as this is the white form of Mahakala with one head (with three eyes) and six arms, his main right hand holding a wish-granting jewel and the left one a skull cup with jewels in it. His other left hands hold a trident and a hook, the remaining right hands hold a flaying knife and a drum. There is an elephant hide across his back, a garland of severed heads around his neck, a five-skull crown on his head. He is adorned with snakes and a celestial scarf draped in the Chinese fashion. He treads on two elephant-headed victims instead of one.
This variant of Mahakala with one head and four arms (chaturbhuja) depicts him with a skull cup and flaying knife in his main hands, a drum and a sword in the others, standing on a corpse. He is adorned with a tiger skin dhoti, snakes and princely jewellery, a garland of severed heads and a crown.
This sculpture has him holding a flaying knife and a scull cup in his main hands, a rosary and a drum in his remaining right hands, a ritual staff (khatvanga) and a lasso in the remaining left ones, standing on Ganapati, adorned with beaded jewellery, a Chinese-style beaded cross belt with pendants and a skull crown, all inlaid with gems, a garland of severed heads and large earrings.