A subtle dynamism characterises the composition. While at first glance it is a simple solitary standing figure of the contemplative Buddha, there is provocative detail about the stance and the flowing robes. Besides other things, it conveys a distinctive sense of motion. There is beauty and lightness, both of which set off the contemplative mood of the work. Zoom in on the low, layered neckline, the folds of fabric gathered at the forearms, and the pleats of the skirt in order to appreciate the wood workmanship.
There is something about the Buddha, be it His seated or standing iconography. He is perennially steeped in yogic contemplation or samadhi. The same could be gleaned from the composure of His expressive countenance - a wide-set brow, flared nostrils, and a handsome mouth. Finally, lengthened earlobes and a mass of curls frame the princely face of the erstwhile Shakyamuni.