This rare and beautiful work depicts Maitreya in his bodhisattva appearance, standing with his right hand in the gesture of supreme generosity, the other holding the stem of a (broken) lotus.
He wears an incised ankle-length dhoti held in place with a chain belt decorated with a floral pendant and a buckle with a motif that matches the symbol embossed on the palm of his right hand. There is a tightly fitted sash across his chest and a sacred thread. He wears a necklace, bangles, and floral armbands (placed higher up than normal).
His hair is tied up, except for some long tresses that fall over his shoulders, and adorned with a foliate crown with a stupa (his main attribute) on the front panel. He has a tear-shaped urna and a prominent lower lip. The treatment of the eyes is specific to Indian artists.