This dancing female does the fear-allaying gesture with her left hand curiously bent at a right angle.
These drums were originally made with two skullcaps and decorated with silk ribbons.
Originally, these ceremonial ‘trumpets’ were made from the thigh bone of a dead lama.
This is a particularly well-preserved and decorative example of a series of flasks shaped like a toad, with the corresponding granulated-skin effect. These were probably used by pilgrims of a certain social status to carry water on their journey.
This tea cup and its lotus-shaped holder are richly decorated with a floral and foliate pattern. The lid has a turquoise finial. This type of tea set is known as dhakya.
The lid on this one is richly embossed with dragons on a foliate background, topped with a lotus flower and a jade finial. The stand is missing.
This ceremonial implement has a three-sided blade topped with a makara and a handle with the head of a wrathful god (possibly Vajrapani) whose hair is tied with a snake and decorated with a vajra finial.
Tibetan women traditionally wore in their headdress a round silver ornament inlaid with turquoise and coral and decorated with an embossed pattern (or several). It is unusual for this object to be decorated with skulls.
This outstanding ritual flaying knife has a row of lotus petals at each end of the handle and the blade is decorated with an unusual serrated design imitating flames.