Kubera also known as Jambhala is the Buddhist god of wealth. In many depictions such as this one, the deity is shown as a plump figure wearing a crown, ribbons and jewelry, and holding a mongoose, representing his victory over the naga (snake deities), who symbolize greed. As God of Wealth, Kubera squeezes the mongoose and causes the creature to spew out jewels. This lost wax method statue was hand cast by the very talented artists of the beautiful country of Nepal. Every piece is truly unique!