Nepal, Jambhala (7)

Circa 15th century, Nepal, Jambhala, iron [sic] with traces of pigment, private collection, photo on Christie’s, Amsterdam .

17th century, Nepal, Jambhala (labelled ‘Kubera’), gilt bronze (copper alloy), private collection, photo on Christie’s, Amsterdam

16th c., Nepal?, Jambhala, stone, 7 cm, lab. North India, vases, 26sep20 sale 10 lot 220, hardt on auction.fr

16th century, Nepal? (labelled North India), Jambhala, stone, private collection, photo on Hardt

The dating makes it unlikely for this sculpture to originate from Kashmir or Northeastern India. We saw a Nepalese Jambhala in a similar style on Hardt auction 7 (item 56).

17th c., Nepal, Yellow Jambhala, stone, sale 5 lot 11, Hardt

17th century, Nepal, Yellow Jambhala, stone, private collection, photo on Hardt., lot 11.

This wealth deity is the king of the yakshas, of which he has the appearance. His yellow form is always peaceful. Adorned with a crown and princely jewellery, he holds a citron in his right hand and a mongoose in the other. 

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