The present scene focuses on the essential elements of the second miracle of Sravasti, when the two naga kings created a lotus upon whose petals the Buddha seated himself. In this example, Buddha is seated on an inverted lotus throne supported by three elephants. As the Sanskrit word naga denotes both serpent and elephant, the sculptor is able to draw on a linguistic and visual pun and replace the two snakes with the serpentine forms of the elephants' trunks. For related examples, see H. Ingolt, Gandharan Art in Pakistan, 1957, p. 4, fig. XVI, and figs. 257 and 261.