This dhyani buddha occasionally holds a begging bowl in his left hand held in the meditation gesture while the other is calling Earth to witness, like Shakyamuni. The absence of dharma wheels on the sole of his feet indicates that we are looking at the former.
This sculpture has a many noticeable elements such as the copper-inlaid hem decorated with an incised geometrical pattern, the sacred thread that comes from under the robe below the right breast, the large raised (rather than punched) navel, the hollowed out tips of the fishtail end of the robe over his left shoulder, the curly sepals between the plump petals, the unusually tall conical chignon topped with a large lotus bud finial.
Again, but for the absence of dharma wheels in the palm of the hands and the soles of the feet, this Nepalese-style sculpture could depict Shakyamuni in his ‘crowned buddha’ appearance.
A small vajra sceptre on top of the lotus base usually points to Akshobhya. This one wears transparent garments with a copper-inlaid hem.