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Nepalese brass statuette of Kubera on dragon - MS.503
Origin: Nepal
Circa: 1800 AD to 1900 AD
Dimensions: 7.30" (18.5cm) high x 8" (20.3cm) wide
Collection: Nepalese Art
Medium: Brass


Additional Information: C

Location: Great Britain
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Brass statuette of the daemonic deity Kubera seated on a crouching dragon In Hindu mythology Kubera is the Lord of Wealth and the god-king of the semi-divine Yakshas. Yakshas are a broad class of nature-spirits, usually benevolent, but sometimes mischievous and sexually aggressive, capricious caretakers of the natural treasures hidden in the earth and tree roots. Kubera is also regarded as the regent of the North (Dik-pala), and a protector of the world (Lokapala). Kubera is often depicted as a big-bellied dwarf. He has been often described as having three legs, only eight teeth, one eye, and being adorned with jewels, though the description of such deformities like the broken teeth, the three legs, the three heads or the four arms appear only in the later texts. He is sometimes represented riding a man. Kubera holds a mace, a pomegranate or a money bag in his hand. He may also carry a sheaf of jewels or a mongoose, as in Tibet the mongoose is considered to be a symbol of Kubera's victory over Nagas—the guardians of treasures. - (MS.503)

 

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