Fierceful Manjushri is seated in the vajra position on a typically Mongolian double-lotus base, adorned with a five-leaf crown with bows and upward flowing ribbons, beaded jewellery, a thin flat celestial scarf that falls rigidly along his sides and behind him, and a beaded belt. He brandishes a flaming sword with a vajra hilt in his right hand above his head, and holds in his left hand the long stem of a lotus flower topped with a book/ manuscript.
His facial features have been delicately painted with pigments.
This is a different form of Manjushri, usually seated, who does the dharmacakra mudra with his hands while holding the long stem of two lotuses, one on the left topped with a book and the other topped with part of a sword. He is adorned with a five-leaf crown (with a large middle panel) that matches the design of his large earrings, an elaborate festooned beaded necklace and similar belt, a long celestial scarf softly draped over his forearms, across his arms and down his sides, Indian-style armbands and bracelets, and a beaded sacred cord. His long lower garment worn like a skirt is decorated throughout with an incised floral pattern, in the manner of Newar works from the Nepalese Malla period, and the hem is richly incised with a different pattern. He stands on an exquisite pedestal shaped like a lotus flower.