His skin is the colour of deep, temperate dusk with undertones of black, a shade symbolic of His all-encompassing quality. The vibrant tigerskin loincloth, together with the gold and red of His jewels, sets off that signature complexion. Multi-headed and multi-armed, each of the arms of Lord Mahakala has spewed its own head. No matter the number of heads that belong to this Buddhist deity, they all bear a composure of spine-chilling ruthlessness. The kind that has no mercy for adharma - a determined angle of the neck, large protruding eyes, and invincible blood-lipped jaws.
Note the lifelike sparks behind the Lord’s halo, the dynamic stance of the richly detailed digits, and the realistic glacial patch that is the pedestal. The sheer attention to detail and the precision with which the work has been executed, make this Mahakala murti a fine aesthetic investment.