A BRONZE FIGURE OF JAMBHALA (1) - Bronze - Tibet - Early 20th century

Description
A BRONZE FIGURE OF JAMBHALA (1) - Bronze - Tibet - Early 20th century
Good condition, see description - 150×115×80 mm

A BRONZE FIGURE OF JAMBHALA

The present rotund figure depicts the Buddhist wealth deity, Jambhala. Often confused with the Hindu god Kubera or the Buddhist Guardian King, Vaishravana, Jambhala’s unusual appearance descends from ancient Indian yaksha figures. In visual iconography, the Hindu god Kubera, also a wealth deity, and Jambhala are essentially identical, while Vaishravana can be asily distinguished by the presence of armor, among other things. In many representations of Kubera, Vaishravana, and Jambhala, including in the present lot, the mongoose that the deity clutches spews jewels, exemplifying the wealth-granting powers of all three deities.

Good condition
Height 150 mm , weight 900 gr.

Wil be send registered

Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
A BRONZE FIGURE OF JAMBHALA
Material
Bronze
Period
Early 20th century
Region/ Country of origin
Tibet
Condition
Good condition, see description
Dimensions
150×115×80 mm
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