Yellow Jambhala, an emanation of buddha Ratnasambhava, has a peaceful yaksha appearance and is nearly always seated, holding a jewel-spitting mongoose in his left hand and a citron or a gem-shaped fruit in the other at knee level. The above wears a celestial scarf and cross-belt.
He sometimes has a pot of gems against his right arm and his right foot usually rests on a pot of gem welded to the base.
An example with an incised geometrical motif around the plinth and on his garment.
We have seen quite a few sculptures of him sitting on a lotus atop an openwork base supported by vases of abundance.
On this masterpiece with Chinese-style features, such as the shape of his topknot and the fat lotus petals with a curly tip, the mongoose is vividly and realistically rendered.