The buddha is seated on a Zanabazar-style lotus base, with an alms bowl in his hands. The hem of his robe is decorated with a chased floral pattern, one extremity of the garment is pleated along the border across his chest and on the other side, along his arm, forming a particularly long swallow tail shape, a feature we have seen a couple of times before on Zanabazar style works dated 17th to 18th century.
Seated with his legs locked, the main medicine buddha holds an arura fruit in his right hand and a bowl in the other.
Undated (17th or 18th century), Mongolia, Amitabha, gilt bronze, private collection, photo by Holly Auctions on HAR .
Amitabha holds a large alms bowl in both hands.
Akshobhya, calling Earth to witness with his right hand and holding an upright vajra sceptre in his left hand.
Vajradhara, adorned with princely accessories, holds a vajra sceptre and a bell in his hands crossed over his heart. The way his celestial scarf falls over the sides of the seat is an unusual feature that we saw on a few sculptures dated late 17th and 18th century.
Inner Mongolia sculptures are very different from the previous Zanabazar school works. The lotus base is different and the accessories are made of gilt copper repoussé.
His monkish garb, complemented by a delicate cloud-shaped cape, and his short hair curls distinguish identify him as the historical buddha in his crowned aspect, adorned with a copper repoussé crown and a necklace (no armbands, bracelets and anklets).