Blue Achala, his upper fangs biting down his lower lip, half kneeling half crouching, brandishes a sword and holds a (missing) noose or lasso. His leopard skin loin cloth is held in place with a sash studded with gems, like his crown and other accessories, a celestial scarf with floral attachments flowing on each side of him.
Extremely rare in sculpture, this form of Blue Achala half kneeling half crouching and dressed in a tiger skin loin cloth may have two or four hands and is usually in embrace with his consort, who wears a bone apron and has both legs around his waist. In the two- hand form he brandishes a sword (broken here) in his right hand and holds a noose in the other; his consort holds a skull cup and there would have been a flaying knife in her missing hand. On the Nepalese paintings published on the Himalayan Art Resources website he has a garland of severed heads around his neck and she has a garland of skulls.
The only form of Yamantaka with a buffalo head has 9 faces, 34 hands and 16 legs that tread on gods, birds and other animals. The central head at the top is Manjushri’s. His main hands clutch a flaying knife and a skull cup, the others hold a variety of wrathful implements and Brahma’s head with four faces.
17th century (1632), Nepal, Krodha Vighnantaka, stone, at the Berkeley Art Museum (USA), photo from the Pacific Film Archive.
Krodha Vighnantaka is depicted alone, in his three-head six-hand form, treading on Ganapati. His main hands do a gesture to subdue demons, the remaining right hands hold a visvajra on a stick and a lotus bud, the remaining left hands hold a solar wheel typical of Malla art and a lasso.
Circa 18th century (or earlier?), Nepal, Vajrapani, black stone, private collection, photo by Galerie Zacke.
Same deity, same aspect, with a flaming arch around him.
Mahakala in is popular panjara nata form, a danda stick resting across his arms, a flaying knife and skull cup in his hands, squats on a victim atop a throne covered with a cloth and supported by two snow lions. His flaming hair is tied with a snake and adorned with an effigy of Akshobhya and a skull crown. he wears large floral earrings, a Late Malla style necklace, a garland of skulls, foliate bracelets and anklets.