Namsrai, painted cloth, wood. Namsrai (Kuvera/Vaisravana), Guardian of Riches and Defender of the Faith. Golden skinned god with red palms, in golden scale armour, right hand in dissertation posture, left hand holds a mongoose, jewelled headdress, scarves, halo and nimbus; riding a white lion standing on a pink lotus throne. Above is a golden temple with dragon eaves and a Mahakala figure. Twelve other figures surround the central figure: nine riders, two goddesses and seated god, the riders are aspects of Namsrai. Painted scroll with orders of red-gold and yellow-red cloth on a blue mount.

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