Like the other 4 dyani buddhas, Akshobhya may have a bodhisattva appearance (i.e. with an Indian-style chignon, jewellery and a sash or a scarf).
Although the hands are in the same position and there is no distinctive attribute to identify him, the above figure cannot be mistaken for the historical buddha given that the latter is never represented as a bodhisattva.
13th century, Tibet, Akshobhya, bronze, at the Rubin Museum of Art (USA).
In many cases, when he sits on a double-lotus base there is no vajra on it.
Sometimes he holds a vajra upright in his left hand
or horizontally in his right hand.
This Newar-style sculpture shows him with a small vajra in front of him inlaid with stones to match his jewellery and the rim of the base.