The exceptional quality of execution of this bronze would indicate a high level commission.
It displays many outstanding and unique features. While the high chignon directly recalls Pala Indian style, the drapery and jewelry is executed with exquisite refinement and delicacy, influenced by Chinese idioms. It must be regarded as an immediate precursor of the Yongle style; compare with Yongle period examples in U. von Schroeder, Indo-Tibetan Bronzes, 1981, figs. 144b and d, p. 157.