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Antique Bronze Sino-Tibetan Statue of Kubera
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Antique Bronze Sino-Tibetan Statue of Kubera

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Sculpture: Pre 1920: Item # 1339759
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Antique Sino-Tibetan gilt bronze statue of the deity Kubera, lord of wealth and protector over the world. He is typically shown holding a bag of jewels or fruit in one of his hands and a mongoose in the other. The mongoose symbolizes Kubera's victory over the Naga, or snake people, who watch over large hoards of treasures. The mongoose is also said to spit out jewels every time it opens its mouth. The statue is sculpted incredibly well, with natural patina and traces of pigments. The base is embossed with a four petal flower. Dates from the 18th/19th century.

Size: 3" L x 2.5" W x 4" H