A seated guilt bronze figure of Vasudhara inlaid with turquoise and semi-precious stones
Dated 1657, Nepal
Height: 22 cm
The goddess sits in the attitude of ease on a lotus throne, resting her right foot on a small lotus flower. She wears regal jewellery and crown. In her hands, she raises the gesture of supreme generosity and carries the symbols promising fertility, plenty and wealth; the book of wisdom as the source of knowledge, the ear of corn as the promise of fertility, the vessel of gems, and a jewel for material wealth.