Vasudhara is the Buddhist goddess of wealth, good fortune and fertility. She is one of the most popular deities of Nepal, invoked for riches, offspring and abundant crops.
This is an exceptionally fine example of its type with elegant fluid lines, sensuous modeling and delicate ornamentation; compare with the 12th century example from the Nasli and Alice Heeramaneck Collection, in P. Pal, Art of Nepal, 1985, cat. no. S24, p. 104, and with another example dated to the 11th century, in P. Pal, Himalayas, An Aesthetic Adventure, 2003, cat. no. 19, p. 43, with a more elongated torso, while the limbs are more elongated in the present example and elegantly highlighted with the longitudinally incised bands.