We were at the British Museum recently, Mr. Dot and I, looking at some of the 100 Objects that Changed the World. This 'seated Buddha' is Object 41. It's one of the first images of the Buddha ever created, about 100-300 AD, in Pakistan.
I saw the little boy in the top shot approximately two to three minutes earlier, a few steps from where I found the buddha.
That's all: not much of a story, is it. Which, I suppose, is in itself, kind of Zen. If you think about it.