The historical buddha holds a piece of his robe in his left hand and displays the abhaya mudra (dispelling fear) with the other. His sanghati covers both shoulders and has deep and regular concentric pleats.
Two interesting features are the halo attached to his back, decorated with an unusual flame design, and his truncated-cone hair style. As on most Kashmiri sculptures, the eyes are inlaid with silver…
and there is an incised foliate pattern on the lower hem of his garment.
This fine example comes complete with mandorla, halo, and plain plinth under the lotus.
In the Kashmir region the lotus pedestal usually rests on a plinth with a narrower central part.
The above is decorated with lions and a yaksha. There is a stupa and banners at the top of the halo.
This variant shows him doing the varada mudra with his right hand. His eyes are inlaid with silver, his lips with copper. He stands on a lotus with rounded (rather than the standard) pointed petals.
This buddha has traces of cold gold on his face and neck.