About this object

Gilt bronze statue of Vasudhara, wealth goddess. The six-arm version of her is most popular in Nepal. Her six arms display various mudras, but she is not holding her usual attributes, a sheaf of corn and a spray of jewellery. There is a Lantsa inscription to the back of the pedestal, which dates the statue to 1802.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
  • Materials
    Bronze; Gilt Metal
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the Abbey Art Centre
  • Collector
    John S M Ward
  • Place collected
    Asia: South Eastern Asia: Burma; Asia: Southern Asia: India
  • Date collected
    1914 - 1916
  • Measurements
    276 mm x 225 mm x 145 mm
  • Note
    Recorded as coming from the Daly Collection in the Tibet catalogue of 1953.
  • Related people
    Abbey Art Centre (Owner); John S M Ward (Collector)

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  • Tibet: Catalogue of Exhibits

    Tankard, Elaine

    Author: Tankard, Elaine
    Publisher: Liverpool Public Museums
    Date: 1953-03
    Description: Introductory essay and catalogue entries, in themes, for the 1953 exhibition; 'Tibet', held at the Walker Art Gallery.

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