This kind of Indian Pala Style sculpture was very popular in Western Tibet at the same time. The bodhisattva has a tall lean body with exaggerated hands, there is a very tall chignon topped with a jewel coming out of his low crown fastened with ribbons and decorated with rosettes. he wears a thin scarf ending in a v-shape and stands on a small and tallish double lotus base with one row of petals upwards and the other row downwards. The India Pala halo is made of one elongated shoe-horse shaped piece topped with a parasol.
This peaceful form of Manjushri, the bodhisattva of wisdom, is identified through the manuscript resting on the long-stemmed lotus he holds in his left arm and the stupa on top of the parasol. There seems to be traces of gold pigment on his face.