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.
- Title: Kubera
- Date: 4th century
- Medium: Sandstone
- Dimensions: overall: 20-1/8 x 13-3/4 x 5-1/2 in. (51.1 x 34.91 x 14 cm)
- Credit Line: Norton Simon Art Foundation
- Accession Number: M.1975.11.04.S
- Copyright: © Norton Simon Art Foundation
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