This remarkably well kept sculpture represents Maitreya, with a pot of water in his left hand and a stupa on top of his head, sitting on a lotus base that differs from the standard Swat Valley double-lotus base (especially as far as the intricate metal work between the cushion and the lotus flower is concerned). He wears simple jewellery and ankle-length dhoti knotted at the waist, the end gathered in thick folds under his feet in a half scallop shape. His navel is a hole punched in the abdomen. He has a broad face with a big mouth, a long nose and large silver-inlaid eyes. Although the body proportions and the posture resemble Kashmiri works, most of the other elements are different.
The use of a very dark copper alloy was far more common in the region. The above sits on a simple lotus base with two rows of petals, broader and flatter than most. He holds a pot of water in his left hand and does the vitarka mudra but inside out (palm towards him).