This young lama with realistic Tibetan facial features is seated on an antelope skin over a thick cushion. He wears a translator’s cap and holds a flaming jewel. His right hand does the teaching/discussion gesture.
The broad edge of his garments is decorated with a floral motif.
This later piece shows a lama wearing a similar hat and wrapped in richly decorated garments. The cushion is finely incised too. Such display of wealth is often seen on 16th-17th century sculptures. His skin has been painted with (partly worn off) cold gold.