Note the elements of the unassuming iconography of the Buddha. The gentle hands of the Lord gathered in the lap of a flawless padmasana. Those handsome features drawn in an expression of transcendental equanimity. Long ears the sign of supreme wisdom. One of the hallmarks of the sculptor’s skill is the number of serrations engraved on His embroidered robe, making for a dynamic drape.
The glamour of His handsome countenance goes well with the expressive aureole behind His seated figure. The aureole of this composition is one-of-a-kind. Engraved upon it are motifs of twig and vine and leaf, reminiscent of the fateful Bodhi tree. The halo of the Lord is etched thereon.