19th century, Tibet, silver, private collection, photo by ‘Between the lotus and the flame’.
The historical buddha is seated on a lotus, calling Earth to witness with his right hand, the other holding an alms bowl. In front of him, there are two arhats.
17th century, Tibet, Citipati, bone, private collection, photo by Cornette de Saint-Cyr.
This is most likely a piece from a ritual bone apron used for Cham dance.
17th or 18th century, Tibet, dancing skeleton, human bone, private collection, published on Finch&co.com.
19th century, Tibet, Chitipati, apron plaque, bone, private collection, published on zenakruzick.com.
Ga’u with Four-armed Manjushri, Tibet, private collection, photo by Koller.
Manjushri is seated in the vajra position on a couple of mythical creatures, brandishing his sword and holding a manuscript at heart level with his main hands. The other hands hold a bow and an arrow. He is adorned with a five-leaf crown, jewellery and a celestial scarf. His hair is topped with a lotus bud finial.
Cham dance mask, painted cloth maché, Tibet. Published by Peaceful Wind on asianart.com
Tibet, Mahakala, painted cloth maché. Same as before.
The technique is the same as papier maché but instead of making a pulp with soaked paper the artist uses bits of cloth.
18th-19th century, Tibet, Mahakala, papier mâché.
Mahakala, with three bulging eyes, thick eyebrows and protruding fangs, adorned with a five-skull crown.
17th century, Tibet, Mahakala, gilt copper repoussé and pigment.
Mahakala with three bulging eyes, thick eyebrows, protruded fangs and raised flaming hair instead of a skull crown.
Late 19th century, Tibet, Mahakala, painted wood.