This figure wears a thin diadem and has jeweled and flowered hair, some of which falls in the long corkscrew-shaped curls often found in early Buddhist sculpture from peninsular Thailand, as are the oval face, fleshy cheeks, small features, and flexed posture. The bodhisattva sits in the posture of relaxation (lalitasana) on a lotus pedestal, which is placed on a two-tiered square base. The pedestal is strikingly similar to a type foundon images from an area of Bangladesh that was controlled by the Pala kingdom. It is known that Buddhist missionaries from the Pala kingdom passed through Shrivijaya on their way to China.
Four pudgy lions with squat faces sit at the four corners ofthe base. A hole at the back of the pedestal indicates that a mandorla might once have been attached to the bodhisattva's back, possibly capped by a parasol as seen in similar figures.