This style is very representative of the Malla period, but not exclusive to it…
Stone steles of the same period usually depict him wearing a mitre-like crown, often with an effigy of Amitabha at the front.
often accompanied by two smaller figures, who may be attendants or devotees (as above).
This Padmapani has an incised four-petal flower inside a rhombus in the palm of his hand.
There is often a second lotus stemming from the base, to his right.
It is unusual to see the mitre-like crown on Malla period metal sculptures of Avalokiteshvara in his padmapani form.