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VASUDHARA
Nepal, 16th century
15.7cm high

gilt-bronze, the six armed goddess seated in lalitasana on a single lotus throne, her primary hands holding a citron and a pot of jewels, her upper right hands holding a flaming jewel and in abhaya mudra, her upper left hands holding a sheaf of corn and a book.

Vasudhara, Buddhist goddess of wealth and fertility, is particularly popular in Nepal, the attributes she holds having considerable resonance amongst Newari traders and farmers. She is the counterpart to the Hindu goddess Lakshmi.

£ 6000

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