Buddha Akshobhya is shown here in his bodhisattva form, seated in the lotus position, adorned with simple jewellery and dressed in see-through garments. He has a tall Indian-style chignon, some strands of hair falling over his shoulder, a small three-leaf crown with jewels on each panel and decorated with rosettes and upward flying ribbons. His soft facial features transmit serenity. His small round nose is unusual for a Tibetan sculpture but not so among 12th century works from Himachal Pradesh and North-East India.
Although this is Akshobhya with a buddha appearance, his neck is adorned with beads. There is a prominent urna on his forehead, his eyes are cast down and inlaid with silver, in the Indian style. We can see a small punched navel through his diaphanous garments and a very thin waist, but no nipples.
This is another 12th century Indian-style sculpture of Akshobhya in his buddha appearance, made of a dark copper alloy with smooth contours. He has a smaller ushnisha topped with a finial (and no necklace).