Dharmata or Dharmatala, attendant to the sixteen arhats, carries buddhist scriptures attached to his back. He is usually depicted seated on a cushion, his legs pendant, a fly whisk (missing here) in his right hand, a vessel (kundika in this case) in the other, his hair fastened in a top knot.
The above is seated with his legs in a different position. The straps holding his manuscripts are human limbs.
A layman, Dharmata wears warm clothes including a gown fastened with a belt, and thick felt boots. This example holds a long-life vase.
He may be accompanied by a tiger, who sits by his side, as can bee seen on this and the next two images.
Like all attendants, the tiger is much smaller than the main figure.
This late work depicts him with Chinese facial features and goatee.