A rare work depicting the medicine buddha seated on a lotus base with large script around the plinth, an arura fruit (terminalia chebula) between his thumb and forefinger, a bowl in his left hand, the border of his outer garment decorated with a large rice grain pattern.
Bhaisajyaguru holds the fruit in the palm of his right hand with one or various fingers raised to keep it in place.
The fruit, used in Tibetan medicine, is oval with longitudinal ridges rather like a rugby ball.
In his left hand he holds a begging bowl or a small medicine jar with a lid.
Bhaisajyaguru may be depicted alone or with the other seven buddhas of medicine or in a set of 51 deities including Prajnaparamita and the yaksha generals.