Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Vasudhara (Buddhist Deity) - (1 face, 6 hands)

ནོར་རྒྱུན་མ། ནང་ལྷ། 财源天母(佛教本尊)
(item no. 65791)
Origin Location Nepal
Date Range 1100 - 1199
Lineages Buddhist
Material Metal
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Peaceful

Gender: Female

Interpretation / Description

Vasudhara, a Budhdist goddess of wealth and harvest. She is closely linked with Jambhala another important god of wealth. Vasudhara has many forms and is also depicted as the consort of Jambhala.

"Bhagavani, source of all wonders, Vasudhara, goddess of splendour and fortune, bestower of auspicious mental desires; homage to the Goddess Wish-fulfilling Wheel." (Sakya liturgical verse).

This object was formerly in the estate of Baron F. Rolin of Brussels, Belgium.

Jeff Watt 10-2007

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Exhibition Appearances
Exhibition: From the Land of the Gods: Art of the Kathmandu Valley

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Buddhist Deity: Vasudhara Iconography
Buddhist Deity: Vasudhara Main Page
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Subject: Female Deities - Yellow
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Sculpture (Gallery 2)