Early sculptures depict Virupa without a Chinese-style cross-belt. On this one he is seated with his left leg loosely folded, the other raised and held with a meditation belt adorned with an incised geometrical motif. He holds a skull cup in his left hand, the other is raised (doing the karana mudra) to stop the sun in its course.
His eyes are inlaid with silver and copper, there is also some copper in his hair. He has a thin moustache and low beard and is adorned with a floral garland and matching jewellery.
The use of gilding (especially bright yellow) together with a high copper content and the way the eyes are fashioned indicate that this work was probably made by a Nepalese artist in Tibet. Virupa points to the Sun with his index finger, his other hand resting on the double-lotus base (with an unusually large row of beading). The garland of flowers around his neck and his jewellery are inlaid with turquoise, plus coral for the tiara and pearls for the earrings.
There is a large raised urna on his forehead. He has the usual thin moustache and jawline-beard.
His hair is gathered on top of his head except for a few loose strands. He wears a short dhoti and a meditation belt incised with a foliate pattern. The double-lotus base has no plain part at the back.
On this work, the mahasiddha has his legs folded with the upper part of his feet resting on the base, his hands doing the dharmacakra mudra, adorned with a garland of flowers and matching jewellery, wearing a short dhoti, a hole punched in his belly to mark the navel, his eyebrows almost horizontal and separated by a raised urna, his usual moustache and jawline beard.
On this masterpiece, his chignon is adorned with a large flower matching the front panel of his tiara and the rest of his ornaments.
His eyes are inlaid with silver. He has thin eyebrows and no urna, an horizontal moustache and a small beard along his jawline. His ears are adorned with broad hoops. The artist has taken great care with the hands.
This less defined but similar sculpture is made of brass and the pedestal is made of copper alloy.
His hair is tied in chignon except for a few looses strands, his thick eyebrows form a V shape, he wears a floral tiara with bows and ribbons, matching jewellery and a garland of flowers across his back and chest. His eyes are inlaid with silver and copper, his lips with copper.
He wears a richly incised lower garment held in place with an incised cummerband. The lotus base has no plain part at the back.