The robe covers both shoulders and it is pleated from top to bottom. The way the abdomen muscles are marked around the navel are not common in Nepalese works, the artist may have had some connections with Kashmir.
The small halo attached to the shoulders, the slightly slanted and slender silhouette and the sobriety of the execution are all marks of the Licchavi period. The base is unusual in that it is very tall and made of only one row of lotus petals instead of the more habitual wide flattish double lotus base below.
This work probably belongs to the transitional period between the Licchavi and the Thakuri style. The cold gold on the face indicates that, at some stage, the statue travelled to Tibet where it was then painted with cold gold and pigments. He holds a set of three flaming jewels (triratna) in his left hand.
This buddha has unusually big curls and the sole of his feet is very visible. His pleated garment covers only one shoulder and is gathered in abundant and very neat pleats in front of him under his feet.