Theis portrayed here at the moment of his . His legs are crossed in the posture, his left hand rests in his lap, and he extends his right hand to .
This 12th-centrury figure is of cast brass; over time it has lost its golden hue. Stylistically, it closely resembles the Pala art of north-eastern India, which had a significant influence on the early Buddhist art of Tibet. The slim body is rendered naturalistically; the smooth robe appears to cling tightly to the body and can be recognized only because its hems are visible.