A gilt copper alloy figure of Yama Dhamaraja and Chamundi
Tibet, 17th/18th century
The Lord of Death astride the buffalo bedecked with beaded swags and crushing the prostrate body with blissful expression below, his right arm raised holding the skull club, his left displaying vitarka mudra, adorned with a snake draped over his shoulders, a garland of freshly severed heads, and festoons interlinked through central cakras, his bull's head ablaze with bulging eyes and a vajra nestled in his flame-like hair, his consort, Chamundi, rising up his left flank wearing an antelope skin and fierce expression, offering the nectared skull cup to his outstretched tongue.
7 1/2 in. (19 cm) high