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Kubera, 4th century

India: Uttar Pradesh, Gupta period, 300-399
Sandstone
20-1/8 x 13-3/4 in. (51.1 x 34.9 cm)
Norton Simon Art Foundation
M.1975.11.04.S
© 2012 Norton Simon Art Foundation

On view

Kubera is regarded as the god of wealth and ruler of the northern quadrant of the universe. One of his attributes is a cup for holding liquor, of which he is very fond. He can also be identified by his distinctive posture, in which he sits on his haunches upon a low seat. His potbelly manifests his well-being and good fortune.

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