This lama is seated in the vajra position on a double-lotus base. To his right, a blue lotus supports the hilt of a sword, on the other side a white lotus supports a book/manuscript (these attributes are often seen on sculptures of Manjushri, the bodhisattva of wisdom). He holds a flaming jewel in his left hand.
Occasionally, the manuscript is topped with a pearl. On the above example, the pearl is on the lotus itself.
The lotuses attached to this Gelugpa’s elbow support a thunderbolt (vajra) (to his right) and a bell (ghanta) with a vajra handle. These are the attribute of various deities, in particular the buddhas Vajradhara and Vajrasattva.
This lama holds the stem of a white lotus topped with the hilt of sword to his right and a blue lotus topped with a book to his left.
To distinguish them, in Himalayan art the white lotus is circular and the blue lotus has a triangular shape.
This Sakyapa holds a flaming jewel in his left hand. There is a small rosary on the lotus to his right.