This form of Avalokiteshvara has one head and two (sometimes four) arms. He stands with his right arm held down, palm out, his left hand holds a long-stem lotus while doing the teaching gesture at heart level. He is dressed in bodhisattva attire but doesn’t always wear the antelope skin common to Avalokiteshvara and Maitreya.
He may stand on a single lotus base…
12th century, Tibet, Avalokiteshvara, brass and cold gold, at the Tibet Museum in New Delhi.
or on a double one. In both cases above, there is a small effigy of buddha Amitabha in his crown, which identifies him as Avalokiteshvara.
He may have another long-stem lotus to his right side.
This Nepalese-style Padmapani has lost his lotus but can be easily identified through the effigy of Amitabha on the front panel of his crown.
And this one has a large Amitabha on top of his head.