The Indian tantric practitioner is seated on an antelope skin with both knees raised, his legs wrapped in a heavy meditation cloak, his hands in the teaching gesture and holding a jewel or pearl between the right thumb and forefinger.
A singular image of him with a yogic strap embellished with a chased geometric pattern and a cross belt.
On this sculpture, his cloak is decorated with incised clouds and scrolls. The face is painted with cold gold.
He often has a large urna on his forehead and may wear a floral tiara.
This peculiar work portrays him almost like a sphinx, his long hair combed back and falling over his shoulders, the chased pattern on his cloak blending in with that of the stepped plinth. He holds a jewel in each hand, held out and displaying an incised diamond in each palm.
Alternatively, he sits in a relaxed posture and raises his right hand in a greeting gesture, in front of him or above his head, palm out, while holding a bag or pouch in his left hand.
On occasions, he holds a thigh bone flute in his left hand and another attribute in the right hand. In this case, it appears to be a lotus bud.