In this brass figure, Lord Kuber is shown in a serious mood with his eyes closed. He is the Lord of wealth and the god-king of the Yakshas. Kuber is regarded as the regent of the North (Dik-pala), and a protector of the world (Lokapala). He is the owner of the treasures of the world. Kuber is often depicted with a plump body, adorned with jewels, and carrying a money-pot and a club. The scriptures describe that Kubera once ruled Lanka, but was overthrown by his demon stepbrother Ravana, later settling in the city of Alaka in the Himalayas. He is described as having three legs, only eight teeth, one eye, and being adorned with jewels. He is sometimes depicted riding a man. While Kubera still enjoys prayers as the god of wealth, his role is largely taken by the god of wisdom, fortune and obstacle-removal, Lord Ganesha, with whom he is generally associated.