Lord Shiva is in His characteristic tigerskin loincloth. A bunch of snakes is His only adornment, besides the multitude of rudrakshas on His arms and torso. In one of His hands He holds a dotted kamandalu, without which no picture of the ascetic is complete. His wife, the beauteous Devi Parvati, is in a silk dhoti and gold shringar. She holds in Her delicate hand the lotus of compassion as She looks on at the realm of existence beneath Her heavenly abode. While Her hair is parted in traditional style down the centre and held back with a classical tiara, His is gathered in coils on the top of His head in keeping with the conventional iconography of Lord Shiva.
The couple is standing on a lotus pedestal carved with great finesse. It is in full bloom, its spaced-out petals engraved with dense lines along the edges and centre.