We have seen at least one example of Vajrapani holding a vajra sceptre in his right hand and the tall stem of a lotus in the other, instead of a bell. This figure stands with poise despite unusually broad shoulders and big limbs.
He has Pala-style facial features and accessories.
His short dhoti is richly incised and held in place with a belt decorated with a raining jewel pendant.
This Vajrapani holds a vajra sceptre before his heart and a bell (ghanta) at hip level. He has a knee-length dhoti decorated with an incised lotus pattern and is adorned with princely jewellery including floral earrings and a necklace with a heart-shaped bead in the middle.
There is an effigy of Akshobhya in his headdress.
There is no gilding at the back of the statue, which probably had a mandorla fastened to it.
There is a debate as to whether this work actually dates from the 12th-13th century or whether it is a Pala revival sculpture. The fact is that the sharpness of the petals on the pedestal and the chiselled effect of his plaited hair and of the flowers he holds are not typical of early Tibetan works, and his accessories are a curious mixture of styles and periods.
He is seated with his legs gathered loosely, leaning on his left hand in which he grasps the stem of a lotus. he holds a vajra sceptre horizontally in his right hand.