This esoteric form of Manjushri has three faces and six arms. The main hands are crossed over the chest, each holding a vajra, the upper hands once held a sword and a bow, the other two held the stem of a lotus and an arrow. The eyes are inlaid with silver and the pupils are close to the upper eyelid, a fashion proper to Indian works.
This type of tall lotus base with thick beading is typical of the Pala period and is often seen on contemporary and later Tibetan works.
The lotus he holds sometimes supports a book/manuscript.
Always depicted with his consort (Sparsavajra), this form of Manjuvajra is rare among sculptures. He holds the same attributes and embraces her with his main hands.