15. Vasudhara (Basundhara)|
Bronze, gilt, semi-precious stones
Object 348, (gallery F, case 2, F-4)
Vasudhara, the Buddhist goddess of abundance and fertility, is easily identified by her six arms, displaying characteristic attributes and mudras. She usually displays two gestures, gift-giving and homage to the Buddha, and four life-sustaining symbols: the book of knowledge, sheaf of grain, auspicious full water pot and a spray of jewels.