Buddha Maitreya

grey schist
Gandhara-region, ca. 2nd.-3rd. cent.
high: 24 cm.

A finely carved small stele with a very rare depiction of a `Pensative bodhisattva’: a seated bodhisattva Maitreya, with his head resting in his hand, and with pending legs.
Above a walking Buddha with kneeling devotees. The architectural setting with beautiful small details!

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