Mahacakra Vajrapani without his consort, with three heads, six hands and two legs, wielding a vajra sceptre in his top right hand and holding a sword in the lower left one. His middle hands clutch a (missing) long snake that would also have been held in his mouth. This form of the deity is adorned with a princely crown and matching jewellery, no garland of severed heads, and usually treads on two victims atop a lotus base, missing here. The style of this sculpture recalls another seen recently here, especially the design of the three-leaf crown.
Vajrapani with one head and three eyes, his upper fangs biting his lower lip; two hands, one of them brandishing his attribute and the other pressing a vajra bell against his hip; two legs, standing on two vicitms. Usually referred to as nilamba or nilambhara, this form of Vajrapani wears no skull crown or garland of severed heads but may have a garuda on top of his head. This one is surrounded by garudas adorning the flaming arch behind him. He is adorned with a floral crown and matching jewellery.
15th century, Tibet, Vajrapani, gilt bronze (copper alloy) with turquoise inlay, private collection?, photo on gg-art
A similar depiction but with the left hand doing a threatening gesture associated with a noose or a lasso (missing here). This form, known as chanda Vajrapani, normally stands on a bed of snakes.
16th-17th century, Tibet, (Chanda) Vajrapani, black schist and paint, private collection, photo on The Emporium
In his chanda form, with a skull crown and a garland of severed heads around his neck. It is unusual for him to hold the lasso without doing a threatening gesture, either with the forefinger erect or with the forefinger and the ring finger erect.