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Kubera, god of wealth, seated on a lion

Accession Number
2000/2.155

Title
Kubera, god of wealth, seated on a lion

Artist(s)

Object Creation Date
15th century

Medium & Support
copper

Dimensions
3 15/16 in. x 1 15/16 in. x 1 9/16 in. ( 10 cm x 5 cm x 4 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Michele Caplan

Subject matter
Kubera, the god of wealth, is widely worshipped in South and East Asia, in both Buddhist and Hindu contexts. He is shown here seated sideways on a lion.

Physical Description
A miniature, cast bronze sculpture of Kubera, the god of wealth, seated sideways on a lion. Kubera sits in the lalitasana pose (the pose of royal ease, with one leg drawn up and the other relaxed); his right hand is outstretched to rest on the knee, while his left arm is akimbo and his hand rests on his hip. The base has a simple, single lotus petal design.

Primary Object Classification
Sculpture

Primary Object Type
casting

Additional Object Classification(s)
Ritual Object

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
Buddhism
Himalayan
miniature (size attribute)

1 Related Resource

Buddhism
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)

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