Original Location: Tibet
Present Location: National Museum, New Delhi
Date: 15th -16th Century CE
Period: Early Modern
Dimensions: H 22.0 x W 15.7 x D 13.0 cm
Credits: National Museum, New Delhi
Jambhala is the Buddhist God of wealth, an equivalent of the Hindu God Kubera. He is seated on a double lotus pedestal with his right leg resting on a small kalasa symbolizing nidhi or wealth over which he presides. His left leg is folded and rests on the pedestal. In his right hand, he is holding a citrus fruit and with his left hand, he is squeezing the neck of a Nakula or a mongoose to emit jewels seen here as a string of flowers.