Her milky hue signifies purity and auspiciousness while the extravagance of jewels adorning her indicate her divinely royal status. With her right hand she makes the boon granting gesture and her left hand, holding the stem of a lotus flower between her thumb and fourth finger, is in the protection position. This blossoming florescence indicates the ripeness of her own youth.
The unknown artist's exceptional ability to delineate the human form is evident in the suppleness of her youth which shines forth from her lissom form. The deft treatment of the flowing robes carved over with rich golden scroll-work is a further reminder of the immense talent behind this artwork.
The Chinese scroll-like clouds and the craggy mounds in the background are essential motifs in the Tibetan artist's repertoire.