This Nepalese-style sculpture represents Prajnaparamita seated, holding a vajra sceptre in her top right hand and a manuscript in the other, her lower hands joined in the gesture of meditation with the thumbs touching.
Her face is painted with cold gold and pigments, her hair dyed with lapis lazuli powder. She wears foliate jewellery inlaid with turquoise and other hard stones.
A variant, with the main right hand displaying a different gesture (to bestow patience).
On this two-hand form she holds the stems of lotuses, one supporting a manuscript, her hands displaying the gesture for ‘turning the wheel of the Law’.