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ID: 700001918Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Kuvera: god van de rijkdom (sculpture (visual work); unknown Javanese; 850/930; Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands); AK-MAK-311; RM001.collect.1979)
Note: A small bronze figure from Central Java of the god of wealth. He is shown as a plump child with a fat belly: a symbol of prosperity. The god is wearing a lot of jewellery: bracelets and anklets, a broad necklace, a diadem and a cord around his neck. Adorning the plinth are eight money pots. Although the pots are sealed with cloth tied with cords, we can see jewels bulging through. The god's lotus throne rests on a stalk sprouting from a large money pot. Chains of jewels are pouring from this pot and two others under his feet which have been knocked over. This god features in two religions: in Hinduism his name is Kuvera and in Buddhism he is known as Jambhala. Which of the two is depicted here is unclear.
Kuvera: god van de rijkdom (preferred,C,U,RP,Dutch-P,U,U)
God of wealth (C,U,DE,English,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
sculpture (visual works) [300047090] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name), Visual Works (hierarchy name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>)

decorative arts (preferred)

Creation Date: 850/930

Creator Display:
unknown Javanese [preferred,VP]
anoniem [,VP]
sculptor unknown Javanese (Javanese cultural designation) [500203487]
Current: Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands) [500246547] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: AK-MAK-311; RM001.collect.1979
Credit Line: Bruikleen van de Vereniging van Vrienden der Aziatische Kunst.
Other: Creation: Java [7003695] Indonesia (nation), Asia (continent), World (facet) (Geographic)
Display Materials: bronze
bronze (metal) [300010957]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (matter), <materials by composition>, inorganic material, metal, <metal by composition or origin>, nonferrous metal, <copper and copper alloy>, copper alloy)

Dimensions: 11.5 x 6.6 x 5.9 cm
exhibition: L'eredità di Giotto; 2008-06-12 - 2008-12-08
exhibition: Wie schrijft die blijft. Zij drukten hun stempel op de Zeeuwse geschiedenis; 2005-02-05 - 2005-06-04

Central Javanese (preferred)

General Subject:
religion and mythology (preferred )

Specific Subjects:
Kuvera [1000389]
.....((Hindu characters, Hindu iconography, Legend, Religion, Mythology)) (ICON)

Copyright: Public Domain
Provenance: bruikleen 1972
List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Works
Additional Notes:
Dutch ..... De vierarmige Kuvera zit op een lotusbloem ondersteund door een geldbuidel welke is dichtgebonden door kettingen van juwelen.Zijn rechtervoet rust op een paar geldbuidels. Op elke hoek van het voetstuk staat een geldbuidel en aan de weersijden nog een zes geldbuidels.
Sources and Contributors:
Kuvera: god van de rijkdom........ [VP]
........ Rijksmuseum XML files (2012) accessed 5 September 2012
........ Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-); accessed 5 September 2012
God of wealth........ [VP]
........ Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-)
Subject: ....... [VP]
....................... Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-); accessed 5 September 2012
English ..... [VP]
..... Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-); accessed 14 September 2012
Dutch ..... [VP]
..... Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-); accessed 5 September 2012
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