Flanked by Vajrapani and Avalokiteshvara (Padmapani), the historical buddha is seated on a throne supported by two lions and a yaksha over a plinth decorated with a kneeling figure at the front.
He holds the end of his garment in his left hand and does the abhaya mudra (fear-allaying gesture). The robe, which covers both shoulders, has concentric folds at the front.
This stone sculpture depicts Shakyamuni in his crowned buddha form. The crescent moon design of his headdress is typical of Kashmir.
He is seated in the vajra position, his hands doing the dharmacakra mudra. One end of his robe is arranged over his shoulder and folded down the back, forming a cascade of soft pleats.