Due to their fragility, not many clay or wooden statues have survived.
Here are a few outstanding wooden ones from Tibet.
10th-12th century, Tibet or Western Himalayas, Avalokiteshvara, Nepalese style, at the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Undated, Tibet, 11-head Avalokiteshvara, wood with pigments, private collection
Undated, Tibet, Avalokiteshvara, at a New Delhi Museum
- Early 16th century, Tibet, unidentified bodhisattva, at the Guimet Museum (Paris)
17th-18th century circa, Tibet, unidentified bodhisattva, gilt wood, private collection
17th century, Tibet, Padmasambhava, gilt wood, published by Ian Alsop
11th century circa, Tibet, buddha Shakyamuni, painted wood, at the Cleveland Museum of Art
16th century, Tibet, wrathful god Mahakala, painted wood, private collection
13th century, Central Tibet, noblewoman, painted wood, private collection
16th century circa, Tibet, wrathful god Mahakala, lacquered wood, private collection
16th-17th century, Tibet, wrathful god Hayagriva and consort, wood with pigment, private collection