tibetan skull carving

300 year old Tibetan carved skulls. There are 2 dancing skeletons on the forehead which symbolize “Dharma protectors” meaning Buddhas teaching guardians. The bird looking creature on the side is Garuda, and is said to protect and conquer any nagas (demons) that challenge him. 

On the back is a stupa which have so many hidden meanings that you can just google if you are interested. On the left side of the skull we have some I believe is Varjapani. Varjapani is a wrathful loving protector. And on the top of the skull we have a Double Vajra Cross, which stands for the Buddha family. (Source)