This bronze figure can be attributed to the Kashmir casting school when compared with other known examples (i.e. U. von Schroeder, Indo-Tibetan Bronzes, Visual Dharma Publications Ltd., Hongkong 1981, pl. 22 A and B). However it is not to be excluded that this bronze was casted by a Kashmir artist for a Western Tibetan patron. The upper body and face of this fine sculpture seem to be slightly less muscular and fleshy sculpted than examples with a definite, inscribed, Kashmir attribution. It is indeed well-known that during the eleventh century many Kashmir bronze casters were active in the western part of Tibet. Buddhism had just been re-established after it's iconoclasm of the ninth century and Kashmir artists were invited to create images for the newly built temples.