In Tibet, a large amount of sculptures show Maitreya sitting in the European fashion, in bodhisattva attire, both hands at heart level doing the dharmachakra or ‘turning the wheel of the law’ gesture.
He may sit on a throne, flanked by tow long-stem lotuses and have his feet over a lotus flower or two lotus buds attached to the pedestal.
He sometimes sits on an antelope skin over a simple throne without lotuses, as above, or on a thick cushion over a more fancy seat as below.
On rare occasions, on a pedestal that imitates a rocky formation.
The lotuses on each side of him may be attached to his elbows and hold a water pot on one side and a dharma wheel (as above) or a lotus (as below) on the other side. We will note the richly incised dhoti held in place with a belt, and the matching garlands over the knees.
With or without the garlands, the fan-shaped ends of his pleated lower garment seems to have been a common feature in the 15th and 16th century.
Here, the throne is complete with its back panel, as on the first photo of this post.