This is a standard yet remarkable portrait of the Tibetan teacher. He is depicted with a mahasiddha appearance, seated with his legs loosely folded, on an animal skin (tiger rather than deer, in this case) over a lotus base, a vajra in his right hand, a skull cup in the other, a ritual staff (khatvanga) leaning against his shoulder, adorned with bone jewellery, a cross belt, his hair piled up in a sort of chignon. He has a moustache and goatee, and a large raised urna. The high standard of craftsmanship, the harmonious proportions, the smoothness of the contours and the elegance of the facial features are all worth noting.
We see him here seated on a deer skin, the legs of the animals dangling at the front, over a single-lotus base with petals going downwards, vajra and skull cup in hand, his long matted hair piled up in a tripartite chignon, clad in a tiger skin loin cloth.
His eyes, moustache and goatee have been inlaid with silver. We will note the frowning eyebrows and the large eyes with a fixed stare.
This time, he is seated on a tiger skin and a human hide. The skull cup contains a flaming jewel.
Here he is seated on a deer skin. His chignon is topped with a half-vajra.