Blackground tangka of Two-Armed Mahakala. The dharmapala (protector of the buddhist teachings) holding Kartrika (vajra chopper) and Kapala (skull cup) tramples a demon in the form of a black human being prostrate on a sun disc. He wears a five skull tiara, tiger skins, and a garland of human skulls. Four bull headed forms of yama, the lord of death are depicted in animated postures about the central deity. Red flames fill the composition of this background painting. A skull cup containing offerings of the human sense organs is in the bottom center register. Framed.