This is a rare statue of Manjushri, represented with four arms, in the finest Kashmir style, recognizable through a variety of features such as the proportions of the body, the cruciform navel, the shape of the mouth and nose, the wide silver-inlaid eyes and the fine eyebrows, the shape of the double lotus throne on a square base. The ‘fleur de lys’ pendant is typical of Manjushri’s adornments, which are often very simple: big hoops, a necklace and some plain bracelets, a belt with a round medallion.
The marked pectoral muscles are typical of ancient Kashmiri Buddhist sculpture although not always present, as we can see from the previous picture.
The shape of the eyes is different, perhaps to suit the Tibetan taste better, and the metal is darker (more copper content) but the Kashmiri style is the same as before.
The factions have softened, the mouth is wider and he now wears rosettes in his hairband and earings, the pectoral muscles and navel are not clearly marked, his crown is typical of the 10th-12th century sculptures of Kashmir/the Western Himalayas.