Yamantka (Conqueror of Death), one of the Eight Dharmapalas (Defenders of the Faith) is represented in the malevolent Bhairava form. This form with the head of a bull has two arms, the right hand holding a dandra (staff) with a skeleton on top, and two legs. His head is surrounded by a fiery halo (tejas) from which emanates three skulls representing transient human existence. While standing on a buffalo with a woman beneath, Yamantaka is about to embrace his consort. This signifies unity from duality. A visual representation of paired images arising from an exalted abstract concept of diverseness of attributes becoming totally one. Such representations are sometimes referred to as Yab-Yum. In black bronze.