Wrapped in plain monastic garment, the 9th karmapa has his right hand in the teaching gesture and his left hand in the meditation gesture. He holds, over the generous draping of his robe, what looks like a palm leaf from a manuscript. He probably wore a karmapa hat, now missing.
Here, Wangchuk Dorje has his right hand in the ‘calling Earth to witness’ gesture. There is a manuscript in his left hand.
Same as above, but with the addition of a thunderbolt or vajra placed in front of him.
This was made by the 10th karmapa, Chöying Dorje, who produced quite a few sculptures made in his own particular style. The 9th karmapa is depicted with a rosary in his left hand.