Loosely inspired by the Indian Pala style, this sculpture of Vairocana depicts him seated in the vajra position, his hands doing a gesture specific to him, adorned with jewellery and a tall leaf crown with ornate panels. He has a relaxed face with downcast eyes, thin eyebrows and a large raised urna. His long dhoti is richly incised and loosely gathered under his legs, the end arranged in a scallop shape under his ankles.
On this sculpture, he wears a more standard crown, with rosettes and upward-flowing ribbons. Long-stemmed lotuses are attached to his arms and meet with the long strands of hair over his shoulders. He has sharp facial features and a square face, a large raised urna and very thin eyebrows. The hair has been painted with lapis lazuli powder and there are traces of red pigment on his crown.