Tibeto-Chinese Gilt Bronze Buddha Statue
The Kubera statue is intricately detailed in exceptional finesse. It radiates strength and vigor in a serene and dignified countenance. The statue has been cast in one piece and tightly sealed with a visvavajra repousse on the base. These are indications that the statue has been consecrated with a ritual blessing, known as" rab gnas," a process in which a high-ranking Lama invites the deity to enter into the completed image. The statue then contains the presence of the deity, the dharmakaya, or the Truth Body of the Buddha. This statue's superb quality is attributed to the imperial workshop made around the time of the Guangxu era (1871–1908).