Vajrabhaira in his nine-head and thirty-four hand form, with his consort, Vajravetali. The heads may be stacked in three lots of three, or arranged in a row of seven plus one plus Manjushri’s head, as above, the main head being always that of a buffalo.
They wear wrathful ornaments, including a garland of fifty severed heads for him and a garland of skulls for her, and tread on gods and animals. He often has an elephant hide stretched across his back.
Vajravetali has one head and two hands, in which she hold a flaying knife and a skull cup. She wears a bone apron. Vajrabhairava holds wrathful implements including a skull cup and a flaying knife in his main hands.
Manjushri’s hair is dyed with blue pigment, reserved for peaceful deities, theirs is usually red/orange.
This masterpiece includes a triple gem placed on the stand. Another unusual feature is the delicately engraved lotus petals.