With vajra sceptre and lasso.
With vajra sceptre and bell.
According to Christie’s the ebony for this bust came from Sri Lanka or the African coast and the limbs were made of metal, either cast or repoussé. Mahakala’s hair is tied with a snake and he has another around his neck.
The tsa-tsa depicts a tantric teacher.
Our Moon eater is supposed to be Kirtimukha, known as Chepu in Nepal and Zeepata in Tibet, although the beak recalls a garuda.
On one side of the column, Avalokitesvhara with four arms.
On the other side, Tara with four arms.