Religious Figure / Vaisravana card

Religious Figure / Vaisravana

53.87.119

Currently not on display

Cast brass statue of Vaisravana Namthose seated on a snow lion, which looks over its back. Vaisravana He sits in the regal pose of relaxation wearing warriors clothes, including a armoured shirt and Mongolian boots. He wears a small jewelled crown and gold hooped earrings and flowing robes. In his right hand he would have a victory banner, but this is missing and in his left hand resting on his thigh he holds a mongoose spitting jewels (nakula). He is nicely decorated with floral details to his robe at the back and further details to his armoured shirt. The snow lion sits on a double lotus pedestal. Contents are still in place and base incised with double dorje.