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Seated Jambhala

Original Location: Tibet

Present Location: National Museum, New Delhi

Date: 15th -16th Century CE

Period: Early Modern

Material: Bronze

Objects: Sculpture

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.