Dark stone sculpture of six-armed deity anointed with offerings of pigment and flowers

Vasudhara, in the shrine known as Vasupura adjacent to the Svayambhu chaitya

 Kathmandu, Nepal

height from its lotus base to the apex approx. 29 ½ in. (75 cm)

Photo Credit
photograph by Manika Bajracharya, 2002, provided by Lotus Research Centre, Lalitpur  

This image of the Buddhist goddess of fertility and plenitude is seen here as it appears after it has been worshipped by the faithful as part of their circumambulation of the chaitya.

Object Essay