He is clad in the traditional robes of the Buddhist teacher, a distinctively Tibetan garb. In the fold of His left arm He bears a sceptre with an image of Lord Avalokiteshvara, while in the hand He bears the medicinal life-giving and reviving potion which makes up the central tenet of Tibetan medicine. In His right hand is a golden vajra. He has a handsome, perennially youthful countenance, and a composure of omniscience and equanimity.
The proportion of the solid-coloured halo, the bejewelled gold aureole, and the brilliantly coloured petals of the padmasana (lotus-throne) - these are the aspects of the iconography that are decidedly Tibetan. In addition to the same, note the delicate clouds that pervade the clear-skied backdrop and the cool streams punctuating the Himalayan terrain in the foreground.
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