Probably made by an Indian artist, this sculpture depicts Manjushri seated in a relaxed posture, holding the stem of lotuses in each hand, the one to his left supporting a manuscript. Quite common in India, this form of Manjushri is rarer in Tibet.
He has a long straight nose with a pointed end, V-shaped lips, elongated semi-closed eyes and an Indian-style coiffure decorated with a low tiara and large side bows.
On this sculpture, he does the dharmacakra mudra with both hands and is seated on a double-lotus base, his right foot resting on a lotus flower attached to a throne supported by lions. The (broken) lotus attached to his left elbow would have supported a manuscript.
From the 13th century onwards, we often see the hilt a flaming sword coming out of the lotus to his right (a blue one or utpala in this case). This Manjushri has his hair piled up into an Indian-style chignon but for some long strands that fall loosely over his shoulders.
Occasionally, he has a half-vajra on top of his head.