The present repoussé figure of Chaturbhuja Mahakala would have likely been attached to a larger repoussé work made for a temple altar, possibly a protector temple. The style of the present example matches almost exactly that of the woodblock illustrations of the Tshalpa Kangyur xylograph printed in Beijing in 1410 (Fig. 1). The rounded and bulging features and the loose hold (with extended small fingers) he has on his implements, very closely resemble those featured on imperial embroidered silk thangkas of the Yongle period (1403-1424). These characteristic features of the Yongle period style can also be seen on the gilt-bronze figure of Chaturbhuja Mahakala (Fig. 2) published by Ulrich von Schroeder in 108 Buddhist Statues in Tibet.