Damarupa is depicted with a wide gaze, his hair fastened in a top knot. He is adorned with flowers and large earrings (spiral-shaped).
Seated in the vajra position, on an antelope skin, the Indian teacher holds a drum (damaru) in his right hand and a skull cup in the other. He is adorned with flowers, a cross belt and a celestial scarf, and wears a short dhoti knotted at the front. His eyes are inlaid with silver.
On this more recent sculpture, he sits in a different position, on the skin of an animal with the head placed to one side. He wears a tiara with only three skulls (instead of five), bone jewellery inlaid with turquoise, large hoops.