A BRASS ALLOY FIGURE OF JAMBHALA TIBET, CIRCA 12TH CENTURY
Lot 3007
A BRASS ALLOY FIGURE OF JAMBHALA
TIBET, CIRCA 12TH CENTURY
Sold for US$ 7,500 inc. premium

Lot Details
A BRASS ALLOY FIGURE OF JAMBHALA
TIBET, CIRCA 12TH CENTURY
Himalayan Art Resources item no.61533
5 1/8 in. (13.1 cm) high

Footnotes

  • 西藏 約十二世紀 多聞天王銅像

    Gripping a mongoose over his left knee and offering a gem in the palm of his right hand, this unusual and early Tibetan bronze depicts the wealth deity Jambhala. The bronze is stylistically informed by, yet removed from the Pala style of Northeastern India, which Tibetan artists drew on to produce their own sculptures. Pala idioms referenced here include the triangular foliate crown leaves, necklace of lotus bud pendants, and double lotus base with a beaded rim. As one of few known Jambhalas, the bronze adds to an obscure corpus thought to have been produced in Central Tibet during the Chidar period (10th-12th centuries). For more information and examples, see von Schroeder, Sculptures in Tibet Vol. I, Hong Kong, 2003, pp.1136-45, nos.295E-299B.

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