Seated Male and Female Deities
The female deity with plump cheeks was decorated with Japanese style robe, the right hand was shown in a pose of fondling draped hair. The male deity appears to be an elderly official holding a scepter (presently lost). Many other divine statues were expressed turning their faces front, whereas these statues represent unique examples with lively postures.
Masterworks from the Nara Buddhist Sculpture Hall at the Nara National Museum. Nara National Museum, 2010, p.139, no.147.