He is traditionally depicted as plump yet surrounded with luxury. He is also drawn wearing a five-pronged crown a sign of the Five Transcendental Buddhas. One of Kubera’s defining elements is the citron fruit he is holding. In Hinduism, he is usually depicted carrying a parasol, but in Buddhism, as seen in this thangka, he holds a citron from the Jambhara tree. He is seen seated on a lotus throne, a foot resting on top of a conch shell on top of another lotus, both of which are notable symbols of Buddhism. The conch represents the sound of the universe while the lotus is a symbol of purity. Zoom in on his left hand and a mongoose can be seen ejecting a jewel. This is symbolic of Kubera being a god of wealth and at the same time a signal of his victory against the Nagas (snakes). The latter are natural enemies of the mongoose and symbolizes greed. At the bottom of the thangka are offerings for the deity.