This is a curious sculpture, not least because of its backside! The head and chignon alone are about a third of the statue and the torso is tiny compared to the legs and arms. There are no attributes giving a clue as to his identity. He is wearing an Indian-style beaded belt, and as sash, over his transparent ankle-length dhoti. From the back we can appreciate his Indian hairstyle, but the large bows holding his crown and the flowing scarf acting as a sort of frame are West Tibetan features. He stands on a small single lotus base with wide flat petals going downwards. Bodhisattva Akashagarbha may have both hands doing the gesture of discussion (vitarka) but we would need a sun on his right shoulder and/or a book on his left shoulder to positively identify him.