If this is indeed the 5th shamarpa, his facial features are quite different from other sculptures of him… The cloth gathered under him is shaped like a lotus flower and incised with a lotus motif. The fingers on his left hand are slightly folded, as if to hold an object – which may now be missing.
Konchog Yanlag (or Yenlag/Yenlak) lived during the 16th century. This remarkable sculpture depicts him wrapped in a monastic robe with a richly incised hem, his right arm uncovered and his hands in the dhyana and bhumisparsha mudras. His hat, topped with a gold jewel, is slightly disproportionate in comparison with his small gentle oval face.
On this very similar work we see him with three precious jewels or triratna in the left hand.