This masterpiece depicts Milarepa in the traditional manner, with his feet loosely gathered before him, a skull cup in his left hand, his other hand raised to his ear (the base of the sculpture is obviously modern).
His sash and robe are richly adorned with copper and silver inlay and incised with geometrical and floral motifs and auspicious symbols.
He has a squarish face with wide open eyes inlaid with silver, his lips are inlaid with copper, his ears were probably adorned with plugs (or earrings). His hair is combed back.
This is another sculpture with richly incised clothes. The antelope skin on the lotus base is flat and barely visible.
His hair is matted and the locks are individually sculpted. The lotus base has no plain part at the back.
On this work, the eyes are inlaid with silver, the lips with copper, the sash with both metals. The head of the antelope skin on the cushion is prominent.
The hem of his robe and the sash are finely incised.
On this variant with a double-lotus base, Milarepa has a large raised urna on his forehead.
We will notice that on all these relatively early works he doesn’t wear a vest.