Swat Valley, buddha on lion throne

7th-8th century, Swat Valley, possibly Pakistan, buddha of the future Maitreya, bronze, private collection

7th-8th century, Swat Valley, possibly Pakistan, labelled Maitreya (due to the stupa above his head but could be Shakyamuni, the two deer and the dharma wheel on the base symbolise his first sermon) , with  two attendants,  bronze, private collection, photo by Christie’s

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