When seated, White Manjushri normally has his legs in the lotus position. He often has both hands in the dharmacakra mudra at heart level.
Occasionally, he has his right arm extended, palm out, in the generosity mudra but can be identified thanks to the manuscript on the lotus to his left.
From the 13th century onwards, he is often surrounded with two lotuses, the one on the left supports the Prajanaparamita sutra and the hilt of a sword comes out of the other (or is represented symbolically).
14th century, Tibet, gilt copper with silver inlay and gemstones, photo by Sotheby’s.
Although he has lost his attributes, Manjushri is identified here thanks to the half-vajra finial on his head and the gesture of his hands, which can be compared with the previous sculpture.