A Bronze Figure of Jambhala
Tibet, circa 13th Century
Seated in 'Royal ease' on a double-lotus base holding a flask and the mongoose, wearing a floral garland around his shoulders and elaborate conical headdress, his face with a humorous expression with wide-open eyes, base sealed
7½ in. (19 cm.) high
Dr. and Mrs. Wesley and Carolyn Halpert
Compare with a closely related example in the Norton Simon Museum, see U. von Schroeder, Indo-Tibetan Bronzes, 1981, cat. no. 33E, p. 179.
INDIAN AND SOUTHEAST ASIAN ART INCLUDING INDIAN PAINTINGS