This elegant figure seated in a relaxed manner wears a Pala-style garment, a crown and princely jewellery decorated with silver and copper inlay. His lower right hand does the fear-allaying gesture, the left one clutches a lotus flower. In his upper hands he holds a fly whisk and a lotus supporting a flaming jewel. Manidhara is a four-arm male attendant sometimes seated next to Shadakshari Lokeshvara.
A singular mixture of peaceful Vajrapani, who only has two hands, and a four-arm form of wrathful Vajrapani, who has a yaksha appearance and holds a lasso and a club or stick in his main hands, a vajra sceptre and a fly whisk in the others. The above has a rosary instead.
A Nepalese-style three-head and six-arm deity holding a triple gem and a bell in his main hands, a sword and broken implements in the others. The lower part of the lotus throne is decorated with visvajras surrounded with foliage, and upright vajras in between. Sotheby’s tell us that he has a tiny effigy of Akshobhya behind the central panel of his crown. We have seen several Akshobhyavajra Guhyasamaja retinue figures with a similar iconography but none with a triratna in one of the main hands. Although wisdom buddhas don’t normally have more than two hands Sotheby’s suggest that this is a form of Ratnasambhava seen in the thirty-two deity Guhyasamaja mandala.
This figure holds a blue lotus topped with a flaming jewel and may have held another attribute in his left hand.
A similar character holding the stem of a blue lotus topped with a large gem in his right hand held before his heart. The left hand does the gesture of supreme generosity.
A three-head and six-arm deity with a rosary in his main hands and a fly whisk in the others, two attributes associated with Amoghapasha, although other bodhisattvas hold a fly whisk when depicted as attendants.