Padmasambhava is seated in the vajra position on a double-lotus base with curly petals, a skull cup in his left hand, a thunderbolt sceptre in the other, dressed in full monastic robe with incised hems.
He has a beautifully crafted moustache and goatee, thin eyebrows meeting at the centre and topped with a lock of hair (urna), a row of individually sculpted locks of hair below his lotus hat, large almond-shaped eyes and generous lips, his right hand in tarjani mudra.
This curious work depicts him rather rotund, without facial hair or urna, adorned with large Chinese-style earrings and brocaded garments with a floral motif, wearing felt boots and a brocaded hat.
The arch behind statues is rarely preserved. This one is decorated with a buddha at the top and two standing figures at the bottom.