Last lot of painted clay sculptures from the Lalung monastery in Himachal Pradesh. Unless otherwise stated, the photos are published on the Western Himalaya Archive Vienna (WHAV) website https://whav.aussereurop.univie.ac.at/ic/4996/
The left/northern wall is devoted to Vairocana and depicts the four-head and eight form of the deity at the centre, seated on a lotus supported by two snow lions and a yaksha. Among the foliage around him are two kinnaris, two peacocks and a garuda at the top.
Lions may support Shakyamuni’s and Vairocana’s throne.
The figure above the garuda has four heads and two hands. It may be another form of Vairocana known as Sarvavid Mahavairocana, whose main hands are normally cupped to hold a wheel or a vajra sceptre.
Next to him, Amitabha, with his hands cupped in the meditation gesture, Amoghasiddhi, with his right hand raised to dispel fear, Ratnasambhava, his right hand palm out to display a jewel and, below him, Akshobhya who touches the ground. Above and below are four goddesses identified by Giuseppe Tucci (see previous post) as Pandaravasini, Tara, Mamaki and Lochana.
Vajranrtya is usually depicted with her right arm in a dancing pose as she is the goddess of dance.
On the outer side are the eight vajra goddesses normally seen on the Vajradhatu mandala, namely Vajraloka, Vajrapushpa, Vajranrtya, Vajragandha, Vajragita, Vajramala, Vajramalasya, Vajradhupa.