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).

Khyung amulet/amulette représentant un khyung

11th century, Tibet, 'togchag' (amulet) representing a mythical creature known as 'khyung' (holding a snake across its mouth)

11th century, Tibet, ‘togchag’ (amulet) representing a garuda. This mythical creature which holds a snake across its mouth is known as ‘khyung’ in Tibet. At the Ashmolean Museum (UK)

11e siècle, Tibet, togchag représentant un garuda. Cette créature mythique, qui tient un serpent dans sa gueule, est connue sous le nom de khyung au Tibet. Se trouve à l’Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (Royaume-Uni).