A gilt copper figure of Vasudhara
Nepal, circa 13th century
This six-armed goddess sits in lalitasana with her right foot supported by a plump-leafed lotus flower. She wears an exquisitely detailed dhoti incised with a lace-like floral design and secured by a bejeweled belt. She holds a gem, the vase of Amrita, a harvest bundle, and a manuscript, and one of her hands is in apana mudra. Adorned with various jewelry inset with semi-precious stones and an intricate crown inset with rubies and turquoise securing her hair arranged in a double bun.
6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high