Not often do we get a chance to see such an old sculpture complete with its back panel. Here the buddha is flanked by Avalokiteshvara Padmapani (holding a long-stemmed lotus) to his left, and Maitreya (holding a water pot) to his right. He is sitting on a cushion, over a lion throne supported by a yaksha (sort of giant). His pleated garment with concentric folds covers one shoulder and arm, the tail end is arranged into a semi-circular shape in front of him. Behind the smaller figures we can see two columns with a halo of thick beading topped with a sun and moon. The central part of the back panel is shaped rather like a key-hole and the halo is decorated with half a lotus flower, above the head of the buddha, and some spiky flames which are sculpted rather than incised.