Maitreya, bodhisattva and buddha of the future, holds a pot of water in his left hand. He sits on a cushion with tassels in each corner, over a throne supported by two lions, resting on a double-lotus base with pointed artichoke-like petals typical of the area. The tassel hanging at the front of the throne forms a rectangular shape (rather than semi-circular or trapezoidal). At the base of the pedestal is a rocky formation often seen on sculptures from the Gilgit and Swat Valley area. He wears a tall three-leaf crown decorated with bows and ribbons, earrings, armbands and bracelets with a lotus design, a plain necklace and a thin celestial scarf that rests on the inner part of his arms. Apart from his beautiful face – with semi-closed silver-inlaid eyes – and harmonious body proportions, we will notice the geometrical aspect of the overall composition that recalls a stupa.
This Maitreya wears a mitre-like crown, a necklace with a lotus design that matches his earrings and armbands, and plain bracelets. He has an exaggeratedly small torso with noticeably large nipples, very long arms, and a large head in comparison with the body. His eyes are wide open and inlaid with silver. On both works, the eyebrows are very thin and join into a V-shape with a large raised urna at the centre.