Depicted as an attendant in early Indian art, Vighnantaka would typically have 1 head with three eyes, 2, or 4 hands, 2 legs treading on the elephant-headed Ganapati. The above is portrayed as a main deity, seated on Ganapati, himself on the back of a prostrated snow lion, all three on a lotus base with a kneeling figure on each side, over a stepped plinth decorated with vases and lotuses.
He has eight hands in which he holds various attributes including an axe and a bell, a sword and a lasso, a vajra and a staff made with a limb.
There is an effigy of an emaciated buddha at the top of the halo.
This unidentified deity holds a vajra-tipped sword and a shield, an attribute normally associated with Kalachakra. The column to his left and the wrenched base indicate that this was part of a larger composition and that this is an attendant to a main deity. Bonhams suggest that this may be Vighnantaka due to a ressemblance with a sculpture at the Potala, A third eye and the presence of Ganapati would have helped confirm this. Vighnantaka’s usual attributes are a vajra and a lasso.