Depending on which Tibetan school we are talking about, Vajradhara is the primordial or adi buddha, or an emanation of buddha Samanthabhadra, or an emanation of the five dyani buddhas. He always has a bodhisattva appearance and may be standing or seated, alone or with his consort.
When seated, Vajradhara always has his legs in the vajra position.
He normally has one head and two arms, crossed over his chest, and holds a vajra sceptre in his right hand and a bell or ghanta in the other.
Alternatively, he is framed by two lotuses which support a vajra and a bell at shoulder level. The vajra may be placed horizontally or upright on the lotus.
He may also have three heads and six hands. The central hands hold a vajra and a ghanta. The others would normally hold a hook, a skull cup, a sword and a noose, according to Indian scriptures, but none of the missing attributes above appear to have been a skull cup. This may be because iconography varies from one country to the other.