This bodhisattva, ca 3rd century, can be identified as Maitreya by the lip of the sacred water flask in his left hand and by his loop topknot, a hairstyle common to Maitreya images. On the base, donor figures venerate a Buddhist reliquary that rests on a low throne under a canopy. Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara) Medium: Gray schist Dimensions: H. 64 1/4 in. (163.2 cm) Purchase, Lita Annenberg Hazen Charitable Trust Gift, 1991. Metropolitan Museum of Art N.Y. Photo by Eros Greatti.