His form is somewhat dwarfish, highlighted by a befitting paunch (after all, wealth translates to a great appetite). A silk dhoti clothes Him from the navel downwards, while a world of gold jewellery adorns His torso, arms, and ankles. The most distinctive aspects of His shringar are the snakes among His necklaces and the gorgeous kundalas that graze His collar-bones.
A number of iconographic typicalities give away the Buddhist roots of this work of art. The well-defined features upon a broad, angular face; the twirling sashes floating about Him, adding symmetry to the composition; and the crown of five spires that encases His jatamukuta. Note the mongoose in His left hand, an unputdownably Buddhist imagery of Lord Kubera. While a lotus pedestal may not be all that unconventional in Indian devotional art, the fact that this one comprises of flattened-out petals makes this an unusual pick for your space.
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