This rare sculpture depicts a lama holding a long-life vase topped with Amitayus. He holds a long-stemmed lotus topped with a manuscript and a small figure (buddha Vajradhara?) on a lotus base in his left hand. The lotus on the other side supports the hilt of a sword and another similar small figure.
The double-lotus base is decorated with vajras and figures of Achala and Vajrapani. All these attributes are thought to be there in order to protect the portrayed lama during his lifetime.
This lama is framed by a blue lotus supporting a sword to his right and a white lotus supporting a manuscript/book to his left (Manjushri’s attributes). There is a triratna (set of three flaming jewels) in his left hand.