Maitreya, in his buddha appearance, holding a ritual water pot in his left hand at shoulder level, a rosary in his right hand.
We see him here with unusually big snail-like hair curls, holding a minute water pot between his right thumb and forefinger. The left hand is raised in the fear-allaying gesture and displays a geometrical motif. His outer robe has a broad hem decorated with piping, the folds elegantly gathered under his ankles.
Only the absence of dharma wheels on the sole of his feet differentiates this sturdy figure from Shakyamuni, the historical buddha.
Seated on a throne covered with a cloth, both legs pendants, he holds the stem of lotuses that support a stupa and a kundika.
No stupa, only a tiny water pot, on the lotus to his left.