The Buddha is teaching as denoted by his hand gesture. The elaborate gesture signifies the turning of the wheel of Buddhist law. He sits on a decorative throne with two small donor figures standing in an attitude of adoration. A halo behind his head denotes his spirituality. It was originally painted and still has remnants of pigment.The sculpture shows the influence from western classical styles in the drapery, the strong, muscular form, and the facial features, but also has the deep spirituality of the Buddhist religion. He sits in a yogic pose, his eyes downcast in contemplation.