Achala Togchags

9th-13th century, Tibet, Achala, labelled Vajrapani, private collection, photo by Bonhams.

Achala brandishes a sword above his head and holds a lasso wound around his forefinger, his flaming hair standing on his head, a tiger skin worn as a loin cloth.

12th century, Tibet, Achala, labelled Vajrapani, private collection, photo by Sotheby’s.

This one wears a celestial scarf with split ends

12th-13th century, Tibet, Achala, bronze, at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco (USA).

Chang pot

19th century, Tibet, chang pot, wood and metal overlay, Tibet Collection at the Liverpool Museum (UK).

19th century, Tibet, chang pot, wood with brass and copper overlay, Liverpool Museum Tibet Collection (UK).

Shaped like a duck, this jug was possibly used to serve chang (a cereal-based alcohol). There is a lotus bud finial on the lid and medallions with Kirtimukha and auspicious symbols around the body.