This lama is seated in the vajra position on a lotus base with a single row of broad petals facing downwards, topped with incisions and a row of beading to imitate the stamens of the flower, his hands in the dharmacakra mudra.
The elegant Chinese-style draping of this lama’s meditation cloak covers the cushion on which he sits and the top of the base. His face has been painted with cold gold and pigments.
The disproportion between the figure’s body and his head and hands is due to the fact that the latter have been cast separately.
Later Chinese-style Tibetan sculptures often have petals that go upwards.