India, Pala period Jambhala sculptures

12th century, India, Jambhala, brass, private collection.

12th century, India, Jambhala, brass, private collection.

12th century, Northeast India, Jambhala, brass, at the gTsug Lakhang, published by Ulrich von Schroeder.

12th century, Northeast India, Jambhala, brass, at the gTsug Lakhang, published by Ulrich von Schroeder.

On both statues Jambhala is wearing a richly incised dhoti that reaches below the knee. He holds a citrus fruit and a mongoose and has one foot resting on a lotus bud stemming from the tall double-lotus base. The first one is adorned with the standard bone jewellery and garland of freshly severed heads, small crown, large bows and hoops. The second one is wearing foliate armbands and an upward flowing scarf with deep folds ending in three peaks, but no garland.

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