Manjushri sits in the vajra position, his hands turning the wheel of dharma and holding the stem of two lotuses, the blue one (fan-shaped) to his left supporting a manuscript topped with a jewel (traditionally a pearl). This particular iconography of peaceful/White Manjushri seems to have been popular in Tibet from the 13th century onwards and often includes the hilt of a sword on the lotus to his right, as below.
This remarkable sculpture depicts the deity with a long dhoti richly incised with a floral motif, a matching shawl over his shoulders…
and matching shin ornaments (as well as anklets).
He has silver-inlaid eyes and urna, copper-inlaid lips and dimples, large floral disc earrings, bulky armbands and bracelets that match the design on his crown. The lining of the shawl has an incised geometrical pattern.
Some early works show him with a helmet topped with a half-vajra finial. The above has a tall chignon with the same type of finial.
Manjushri often holds two different types of lotuses, including a blue one to his left to support the sacred text.
The hilt of the sword normally comes out of a white lotus and it has flames around it.
A rare image of Manjushri, seated on a lotus complete with stalk and leaves, sprouting from a lotus base decorated with three elephants. He holds his left hand in the debate/teaching gesture, holding a pearl between forefinger and thumb and displaying another in the palm of his hand.