The famous Tibetan teacher and poet is often depicted seated in a relaxed manner on an antelope skin, his long hair combed back, the right hand raised to his ear, the left hand holding a skull cup.
This one wears large spiral-shaped earrings (similar to those often seen on sculptures of Tsang Nyon Heruka) and a short necklace made of rope.
Same earrings and necklace. On all three images there is a large urna on his forehead, marked skin folds under the breasts, and an incised pattern on the hem of his robe and on his meditation strap.
Here, Milarepa wears earplugs.
From the 17th century onwards, he is often depicted as an ascetic rather than a pot-bellied man.