Kubera, god of wealth, seated on a lionArtist(s)Object Creation Date15th centuryMedium & SupportcopperDimensions
3 15/16 in. x 1 15/16 in. x 1 9/16 in. ( 10 cm x 5 cm x 4 cm )Credit LineGift of Michele CaplanSubject 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 TypecastingAdditional Object Classification(s)Ritual ObjectCollection AreaAsianRights
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