Standing naked, both feet trampling the god of wealth (who vomits jewels) over a Pala-style lotus base, Black Jambhala holds a mongoose in his left hand and a skull cup filled with blood in the other. He wears the 8 snake ornaments and a garland, his flaming hair is fastened with a couple of snakes and adorned with a large seated buddha and small side rosettes – no crown.
This similarly old sculpture comes complete with its flaming mandorla. The deity doesn’t appear to have a third eye.
Black Jambhala is hardly ever shown seated but the skull cup in his right hand, the snake ornaments and the skull crown distinguish him from the peaceful Yellow Jambhala.
As usual, his mongoose disgorges jewels.
Labelled with the generic term ‘Kubera’, this remarkable and atypical sculpture depicts the ityphallic, wrathful Black Jambhala standing on the god of wealth (who holds a bag of money), his mongoose in his left hand.
Instead of holding a skull cup, his right hand is held palm out in abhaya mudra (and appears to have a broken or missing finger). He is adorned with a low crown decorated with side bows, some jewellery and a long snake as a sacred cord. A celestial scarf is slung over his shoulders, the ends flowing upwards.
This one wears a mixture of jewellery and snakes and has a buddha in his headdress.
Instead of a skull cup, Black Jambhala may hold a pot of gems in his right hand.