Occasionally, bodhisattva Maitreya sits on a double lotus base with one leg pendant, the foot resting on a lotus flower.
He may have one hand doing the charity mudra and the other doing the teaching mudra, as on the Nepalese-style sculpture above.
Or, he may have both hands at heart level in the dharmachakra mudra gesture, as on the Indian Pala-style sculptures above and below. The long-stem lotuses on his sides support a water pot on the left and a lotus flower on the right. We can see a small stupa in his headdress.
The matted hairstyle originating from India was later copied by Nepalese and Tibetan artists up to the 18th century.