Vasudhara, Goddess of Wealth.
“Vasudhara, yellow, with one face and six hands; in a manner happily seated at play. The first right hand is in a gesture of supreme generosity, the second ‘raining jewels,’ the third with the hand in a gesture accompanying singing. The first left holds an abundant vase, the second a sheaf of grain, the third [holds] the Prajnaparamita text; adorned with all jewel ornaments.”
This form of Vasudhara arises from the Togpa Chungwa and the Vajravali text of Abhayakaragupta.
Jeff Watt 3-2004
- Title : Vasudhara (Buddhist Deity with Broken Arm)
- Year : 1300 - 1399
- Classification : Sculpture
- Medium : Metal (Bronze), Gilt, Pigment, Stone, Wood, Lacquer
- Dimension : L:34 W:27 H:32 B) L:18 W:18 H:7 (in CM)
- Accession No : 70.3/ 4953 AB
- Country/ Geo-location : Nepal
- Culture : Buddhism
- Museum : American Museum of Natural History
- Acquisition Method : Acquisition Year: 1983
- Collection : ASIAN ETHNOGRAPHIC COLLECTION