Dressed in a striped sanghati, Shakyamuni is seated on a single lotus base with elongated petals going downwards, surrounded with a halo of flames with an inscription on the inner part, topped with a stupa.
A combination of Chinese and Tibetan features with a Nepalese-style aureole (with a crescent moon and sun disc symbol at the top) fastened to the head, on a Kashmiri-style plinth.
This buddha is seated in a niche with makaras on each side of the arch, on a single lotus with heart-shaped petals, over a throne supported by three elephants.
Shakyamuni’s robe is usually transparent enough for the navel and the waist of his dhoti to show through, yet most artists only show one breast. This elegant figure has well-delineated nails, fleshy toes and fingers, a large punched navel, and two large nipples. His sanghati covers his left forearm and elbow.
This buddha. with square facial features proper to Tibet, is adorned with rosettes above the ears and floral-bud earrings often seen on Khasa Malla works.
The ear adornments and the base of this sculpture are also typical of Khasa Malla art (in Tibet and Nepal).
The urna on his forehead was probably inlaid with turquoise. The border of his robe is richly decorated with an incised motif and thin beading.
A buddha with a turquoise inlaid urna and matching pendant on the fishtail end of his robe, over the left shoulder.